Access to public transportation is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws. Standards issued under the ADA address access to facilities and to vehicles of public transit systems. The Board is developing new guidelines for passenger vessels under the ADA.  

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Transportation Facilities
ADA Accessibility Standards apply to bus stops, rail stations, and airports and other transportation facilities.

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Transportation Vehicles
The Board’s ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles apply to buses, vans, rail cars, and other modes of public transit and serve as the basis for standards maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation that apply to new or remanufactured vehicles.

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Passenger Vessels

The Board is developing guidelines under the ADA for access to ferries, cruise ships, excursion boats, and other passenger vessels that will supplement the Board’s ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles.