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Future Accessible Transportation

Any plan which aims to improve public transit must take into account the need for funding and prioritizing transit over, or even as much as, private vehicle ownership. Transit is often inadequate due to a chronic lack of funding.

In addition, please take into account comments and recommendations made in a recent CCD Transportation TF handout for its ADA 30th Anniversary briefing. The handout notes that real mobility requires more than accessibility standards. Although the ADA requires most transportation services to be accessible when provided, the ADA does not require transportation services, especially public transportation, to exist. People with disabilities regularly experience mobility limitations due to long waits, infrequent service, limited service areas, and affordability. Disabled Black, Indigenous, and People of Color may experience racial profiling. Rural areas, including tribal lands, often lack basic public transportation services while low-income and minority communities are often underserved by transportation. Moreover, transportation service reductions due to COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people with disabilities and other communities with less access to private vehicles. True mobility requires a commitment to invest in transportation infrastructure and services that are accessible, equitable, and convenient.


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