Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity and access for persons with disabilities.

The Federal Railroad Administration works to ensure nondiscriminatory transportation in support of our mission to enhance the social and economic quality of life for all Americans. The FRA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for civil rights compliance and monitoring to ensure non-discrimination of inter-city rail services.

Transportation Services for Individuals with Disabilities

In September 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a revision to Part 37 – Transportation Services for Individuals with Disabilities.  In response to numerous questions over parts of the new rule, the DOT General Council has issued these Questions and Answers to clarify portions of the rule.