FTA Issues Guidance to Public Transportation Agencies on Implementing Americans with Disabilities Act

August 4, 2016

The Federal Transit Administration has published detailed guidance to transit agencies on how to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With the 25th anniversary of the landmark legislation as a backdrop, the release of FTA’s ADA Circular represents a major milestone in assistance to the transit community. It thoroughly explains ADA requirements for public transit, providing real-life situations as examples of good practices for the transit industry to ensure accessible services for riders. The document does not amend or supersede the DOT ADA regulations; rather, it offers explanatory scenarios and sample templates, such as a rail station checklist for new construction and alterations. You can also view FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan’s video message here