The goal is to compel the committee to support projects that promote accessible transportation.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in public transportation services, such as city buses and public rail (subways, commuter trains, etc.) and requires that public transportation be accessible.
The hearing is an opportunity to tell the HELP committee how important transportation provisions of the ADA are for our community and demand that our leaders focus on the need for transportation equity.
Access Living is grateful that Marca had the opportunity to testify and for the input that Access Living received from National and local groups, including the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, United Spinal, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.
A copy of Marca’s testimony before the Senate HELP Committee is attached.