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Transportation

Woman who uses a wheelchair exiting a van using a lift.The ADA covers both public and private transportation and contains specific requirements for transit systems including fixed route buses, light and heavy rail systems, ADA complementary paratransit, over-the-road buses, shuttles, and other forms of transportation. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is responsible for ensuring public transportation providers properly implement Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the ADA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) ADA regulations.

Accessible airline travel is protected by the Air Carriers Access Act, which is overseen by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation's Aviation Division.

Regulations

ADA Requirements for Over-the-Road Buses and Systems 

ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles; Over-the-Road Buses

Air Carriers Access Act of 2009

Resources

Federal Transit Administration Project Action: Accessible Community Transportation 

Air Travel Passengers with Disabilities 

Air Accessibility 

DOT Aviation Consumer Protection Division