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FTA announces more than $300 million in funding for accessibility improvements at rail transit stations

By Trains Staff | December 3, 2023

Funds for 2024 are latest installment in $1.75 billion All Stations Accessibility Program

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Federal Transit Administration logoWASHINGTON — The Federal Transit Administration has announced $343 million is available in fiscal 2024 for accessibility improvements at rail transit stations under the FTA’s All Stations Accessibility Program.

The program, funded for a total of $1.75 bililion through fiscal 2026 under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, supports upgrades to subway, light rail, and commuter rail systems to meet provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act through upgrades such as the addition of elevators. Projects totaling some $686 million funded in fiscal 2022 and 2023 are detailed here.

“Transit is the great equalizer, but for too many people in some of our nation’s largest cities, that equalizer is unavailable to them,” FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez said in a press release. “Now, more than 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is leveling the playing field by ensuring greater access for those who rely on mass transit.”

Details on the available funds and grant applications are available here, and at the Grants.gov website. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Jan. 30, 2024.

3 thoughts on “FTA announces more than $300 million in funding for accessibility improvements at rail transit stations

    1. What took them so long is the realization that given the hundreds of stations from another era in history (Chicago El, NYC Subway, etc.) you’re sweeping back the tide with a hairbrush.

      Mike, I’m actually opposed to this program, but not why you would think. Obviously there’s a need, obviously justified, but how to meet that need? To me it’s yet another federal subsidy of local transit. I favor putting ALL subsidies of local transit into one bucket so we know the true cost.

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