FTA today 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. View FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan’s video message.

For the guidance, go to http://www.fta.dot.gov/legislation_law/12349_16591.html.