Justice Department Issues Letter Of Findings Regarding Amtrak Failing To Make Stations Accessible

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on June 11, 2015 # News, Advocacy and Policy

We've heard from many of you in our community about your frustrations traveling with Amtrak. Here is an update and we will keep you informed of the work by the National Disability Rights Network to enforce ADA standards.

On June 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a letter finding that Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to make stations for which it is responsible physically accessible to persons with mobility disabilities by the deadline in the ADA of July 26, 2010. That is, currently only 18 out of nearly 400 Amtrak stations are accessible.

The Letter of Findings is available on ADA.gov.

For more information on the Americans with Disabilities Act visit ADA.gov, or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 or (800) 514-0383 (TTY).