Transit agencies are required to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The resources in this topic guide provide information to ensure compliance with the law.
Please note: National RTAP's ADA Toolkit is a much-expanded version of this topic guide.
FTA Circulars and Guidance
49 CFR Part 37 –Transportation Services for Individuals with Disabilities (ADA)
49 CFR Part 38 –Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Specifications for Transportation Vehicles
Americans with Disabilities Act on the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)'s website
FTA Questions and Answers Concerning Wheelchairs and Bus and Rail Service (includes answers defining a wheelchair)
FTA ADA Training page
Technical Assistance and Best Practices
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)'s Topic Guides on ADA Transportation
Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA)'s Determining Paratransit Eligibility: An Approach, Guidance, and Training Materials
ESPA's service animal guide
ESPA's sensitivity training video disc, A.C.C.E.S.S. Matters
National RTAP's Oversized Wheeled Mobility Devices Technical Brief
United States Access Board ADA Standards for Transportation Facilities
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