Goal 4: Support the development and diversification of the public transit systems

Goal 4: Support the development and diversification of the public transit systems

Please share your ideas for supporting the development and diversification of the Nation's public transit systems and mobility providers in order to provide accessibility for people with disabilities.

DOT's goal includes three aspects of public transit:

• Facilities: Increase the number of existing transit facilities that are accessible, while ensuring that all new facilities meet accessibility standards.

• Service: Improve service for people with disabilities, particularly those who use assistive devices.

• Vehicles: Use research and demonstration to explore new frontiers in vehicle technology and showcase new transit vehicles.

Public transit (including paratransit) is critical to mobility for people with disabilities. The rider experience varies considerably based on disability, geographic location, and customer service. DOT will advance initiatives to improve service, while also exploring how new service models may further enhance mobility.