The All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act of 2021 has been introduced to establish grants that help transit authorities and commuter railroads upgrade existing stations to “meet or exceed accessibility standards” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reported bill authors and U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.).
The legislation (download below) would appropriate at least $1 billion per year over 10 years, the legislators said during the May 18 announcement. They noted that nearly 20% of all transit stations were not ADA accessible as of 2019, according to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) data.
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