Support Accessible Transportation for People with Disabilities

The Senate HELP committee hearing on accessible transportation is an opportunity to send a strong message about the importance and need of accessible transportation in urban and rural areas around the United States.

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.



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  1. Rachel A. Figura FAIL FOR THE TO RTA PROVIDE SERVICE TO THE VA AT 820 S. DAMEN CHICAGO I HAVE OFFERED TO PAY T.A.P. (TAXI ACCESS SERVICE) AT THE $17.00 FEE EACH WAY. TT IS BETTER THAN PAYING $70.00 ROUNDTRIP. RTA SUMMARY DISMISSED MY CONFIRMRED DELIVER RECEIPTS FOR 18 MONTHS. I AM WILL TO PAY BUT NOT THE $70.00. AND NO I AM NOT GOING TO THE RTA WHEN I SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION IN 2008 AND AGAIN VIA U.S.P.S. SINCE 2011. Rachel A. Figura
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