FTA Announces Accessibility Funding for ‘Legacy Stations’

The 2024 budget includes close to $350 million for accessibility improvements at transit stations.

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December 4, 2023, 5:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is allocating $343 million in 2024 funding to accessibility improvements at older transit stations, known as legacy stations. “Funding is available through FTA's All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP), which supports upgrades to subway, commuter rail, and light rail systems in order to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards,” according to an FTA press release.

Last year’s program used combined 2022 and 2023 funding to provide $686 for accessibility efforts including elevators and other upgrades at subway and rail stations in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Proponents of accessibility and universal design argue that making cities safer and easier to navigate for people with disabilities and mobility impairments can make public spaces more comfortable for everyone.

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