U.S. Department of Transportation's Commitment to Accessibility
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is addressing the climate crisis and need for accessible transportation, both of which have a greater effect on people with disabilities. DOT is helping to create cleaner and more accessible transportation through funding opportunities and providing grants for improvements to and to fund new technologies.
As part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, the All Stations Accessibility Program will help get rid of barriers to public rail stations and help older stations to meet or go beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Also, the US DOT recently awarded $2 million in grants to organizations who won the Inclusive Design Challenge.
For more information, see the article, "Pete Buttigieg — Building a Better & More Accessible America".