The report describes the experiences of agencies as they make reasonable modifications to their practices and policies in order to both respond to the regulation and ensure service to people with disabilities. The report also includes case examples of six transit systems, which present an in-depth analysis of the issues, opportunities, challenges, lessons learned, and.. read more →

This report explores the types of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and legal claims against transit agencies. This research presents an assessment of challenges in implementing the ADA from the perspective of transit operators. Additionally, this digest summarizes relevant guidance from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration. View Report read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 135: ADA Paratransit Service Models provides information about current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant paratransit service models and the underlying reasons why specific transit agencies have opted to keep or change their service model. ADA paratransit demand continues to grow while resources are dwindling. For that reason,.. read more →

Transit opens doors to jobs, education, social connections and other opportunities. Since the Americans with Disabilities Act passed in 1990, the transit industry has worked to make buses and trains accessible to all. Learn more about their efforts and how FTA helps transit agencies comply with the ADA.  View Video read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 119: Use of Taxis in Public Transportation for People with Disabilities and Older Adults explores and summarizes how taxis may be used by public transportation agencies to provide disabled or older adults with greater mobility and access to their destinations. The report also identifies potential advantages and challenges.. read more →

This report is designed to help transit agencies fulfill the primary goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by making mainstream fixed-route bus and rail systems accessible. View Report read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 139: Guidebook for Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Transit Managers for Fixed-Route Bus and Paratransit Systems explores resources for fixed-route bus, general public demand response, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit systems resources to assist in the recruitment, development, and retention of managers. The Guidebook is accompanied by.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 116: Practices for Establishing ADA Paratransit Eligibility Assessment Facilities examines practices that transit agencies use to determine if a user is eligible for paratransit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specifically, it reviews the processes, facilities, equipment, and tools used by transit agencies, through data collection that.. read more →

Easter Seals Project ACTION; Easter Seals Disability Services, American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Easter Seals Project ACTION and the American Public Transportation Association have developed this handbook, ADA Essentials for Transit Board Members, as a resource guide on the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the basic requirements of the ADA law as it.. read more →

Many transportation options now exist beyond the requirements of the ADA, and a wide range of federal initiatives, including legislation, grant opportunities, and other programs have been established to supplement these options and increase mobility for people with disabilities. This guide is designed to help transportation providers, metropolitan planning officials, disability service providers and individuals.. read more →