Accessibility often provides universal benefits. For example, stop announcements on conventional transportation vehicles benefit people with and without disabilities.
Select the headings below to see what some of the requirements are for conventional transportation service providers:
Meeting technical requirements provided for accessible lifting devices, steps, grab bars/handrails, floor surfaces, lighting, warning indicators and alarms, and route signage
Not charging people with disabilities a higher fare than people without disabilities, and not charging for storing mobility aids or mobility assistive devices, such as wheelchairs or walkers
Providing on-board audible and visual stop announcements
Providing clearly marked seating for people with disabilities
Supporting people with disabilities during service disruptions by offering alternative accessible arrangements, if necessary, and accessible communication
Compliance dates range from July 1, 2011 to January 1, 2017. For more information on the specific requirements and dates for compliance, refer to the timelines tool for details.