No more stairs: Cash influx to make transit more accessible
More than 25 million Americans have self-reported travel-limiting disabilities, according to the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Money included in…
A new federal, bicameral bill would offer $10 billion to ensure transit and passenger rail stations are accessible to people with disabilities.
The All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act of 2021 from Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Bob Casey, D-Pa., would create a 10-year federal grant program to help transit agencies upgrade stations to either meet or exceed accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
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