U.S. Attorney's Office Reaches Settlement with the City of Santa Barbara
May 19, 2021
Based on its review of Santa Barbara's Intercity Rail Station, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California concluded that the City has violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to operate the Station in a way to ensure it is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs.
The findings include insufficient accessible routes in many areas of the Station and lack of appropriate signage, among other accessibility concerns. The City has agreed to hire an Independent Licensed Architect to conduct a survey of the Station and identify all components that are inaccessible to or unusable by individuals with disabilities. The City will submit the survey's findings to the U.S. Attorney's Office, along with proposed remedial actions to address the violations. All violations must be corrected within three years.
For more information, please see the Settlement Agreement.