U.S. DOT releases strategic plan on accessible transportation

The draft plan reflects initiatives to enhance accessibility and remove barriers in transportation for people with disabilities

January 18, 2021 / 1 minute read
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The U.S. DOT this past week published a draft of its first Strategic Plan on Accessible Transportation, a noteworthy step in making America’s transportation system more accessible for all travelers.

The draft Accessibility Strategic Plan is available for public review and comment, and will be announced this month in the Federal Register. 

“This first-of-its-kind Accessibility Strategic Plan creates a unified vision for the Department to achieve access and mobility for all in transportation,” Acting U.S. Secretary of Transportation Steven Bradbury said in a statement.

The draft Accessibility Strategic Plan reflects ongoing and future initiatives across the U.S. DOT’s operating administrations to enhance accessibility and remove barriers in transportation for people with disabilities. It represents a unified vision for progress in accessible transportation that will guide the U.S. DOT’s efforts in FY 2021-2025. 

The U.S. DOT also released a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the launch of an Inclusive Design Reference Hub to establish a library of resources for accessibility in automation, and to work with outside experts to study voluntary best practices for ensuring accessibility in automated vehicles

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SOURCE: U.S. DOT

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