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U.S. Access Board to Hold Hearing on Update of ADA Guidelines for Rail Cars (March 10)

March 5, 2020
Source: U.S. Access Board

The U.S. Access Board will hold a public hearing on March 10 from 2:00 – 4:00 (Eastern Time) on updating its guidelines for rail cars covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The event will provide an opportunity for interested parties to provide comment on this effort in person or remotely.

As indicated in a recent notice, the Board intends to update provisions for rail cars in its ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles according to recommendations from an advisory panel it organized. These recommendations address communication access, boarding and alighting, on-board circulation, seating, and rooms and spaces. The Board seeks feedback on these recommendations and related questions about the feasibility or potential impacts on vehicle design, operations, and cost. It is also interested in research, data, and technologies on improved accessibility to rail vehicles.

People can attend the hearing in person or remotely by phone or communication access real-time translation (CART). Those who wish to testify in person or by phone should contact Rose Marie Bunales at (202) 272-0006 or

Visit the Board’s website for further information.

Public Hearing on Updating the ADA Guidelines for Rail Cars
Hearing Notice
March 10, 2:00 – 4:00 (Eastern Time)
Access Board Conference Center, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.
Phone: (888) 396-7314 or International: 1 (773) 756-0935, Participant Code: 6538820
Communication access real-time translation (CART): [To be posted online]
Contact: Rose Marie Bunales, (202) 272-0006,

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