U.S. Department of Transportation to Hold Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a virtual public meeting regarding air travel by persons who use wheelchairs on March 24 from 10:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). This meeting is an opportunity to listen and learn from persons who use wheelchairs on the difficulties that they encounter during air travel and for airlines to discuss both the challenges that they face in providing accessible air transportation and the actions that they are taking or plan to take to improve the air travel environment. DOT will gather relevant information from the public and attendees on actions to advance safe accommodations for air travelers with disabilities using wheelchairs.

Requests to make oral comments during the meeting or to submit written materials to be reviewed during the meeting should be sent to FlyingWithWheelchairs@dot.gov no later than March 21, 2022. When making advance requests for oral comments, please identify which of the four topics identified in the Federal Register Notice you wish to address. If there is an interest in addressing a different topic not mentioned in the notice but related to travel by individuals with disabilities who use wheelchairs, please identify that topic in the request. If time allows, questions or comments by those who did not make an advance request for oral comments will also be permitted.

The meeting is free for all to attend, but registration is required. For further information, contact Chris Miller, Attorney-Advisor, by email at Christopher.miller1@dot.gov. The meeting will include American Sign Language (ASL) and Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) Services.

Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs
March 24, 2022, 10:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Registration required (free)
Contact: Chris Miller at Christopher.miller1@dot.gov

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