Title II - Public Transportation
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits state and local governments from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in transportation services offered to the general public. The ADA applies to public transit operated on a fixed route, including buses, rapid and light rail, and commuter and intercity rail (commonly referred to as AMTRAK).
All aspects of transportation – vehicles, facilities, information and any other service that the entity provides – must be accessible to persons with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations prohibit transportation providers from:
- requiring a passenger with a disability to use a designated priority seat if the person does not want to sit there;
- imposing special charges on individuals with disabilities for providing services required by the regulations;
- requiring a passenger with a disability to travel with an attendant; or
- refusing to serve an individual with a disability because the entity’s insurance company conditions coverage or rates on the absence of individuals with disabilities.
For more information on Public Transportation please visit the U.S. Department of Transportation website.