DOT Distributes Funding to Add Accessibility to Aging Rail Systems

Eight state transit systems were selected for high-use, low accessibility.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that eight states will receive $343 million to retrofit their busiest and oldest rail systems. Rail cars and stations built before 1990 are often lacking accessibility features that more recently constructed ones are required to have. The funding will support states as they install station elevators, add level boarding features to cars, and improve signage for those with auditory and visual impairments in some of their highest-traffic transit lines.

“We are not only modernizing our nation’s infrastructure, we are doing so in a way that makes it more accessible for older Americans, people with disabilities, and all transit users,” said Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This initiative, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is retrofitting old rail stations with elevators, ramps, and more, to make sure that our public transportation is more accessible for millions of Americans going about their daily lives.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the transportation secretary and department officials to receive God’s guidance as they implement infrastructure improvements.
  • For the recipients to put the railway infrastructure funding to effective and efficient use.

Sources: Department of Transportation


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