Train Travel With a Disability
Since it's inception, the structure of the train or rail system in the United States did not make accommodations for people with disabilities. Boarding a rail system many times requires that riders climb steep stairs, walk down narrow aisles, and sit in seats that does not provide much leg room. Unfortunately, this has left many people with disabilities with no access to the rail system and has limited their traveling options.
The American Disabilities Act (ADA) has really been the force of good change as newly built high speed rail systems are now required to provide accommodations for those with disabilities. Below you'll find up-to-date information on the benefits of high speed rail systems and plans on how the public rail system will be accessible to all people.
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