Recognizing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3
December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme this year is "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all."
This theme relates directly to one of the CTA's core mandates: protecting the fundamental human right of persons with disabilities to an accessible transportation network.
Transportation connects people to each other and the world. Without equal access, it may be difficult or impossible for someone to get from their home to their work, to move between cities and towns or to visit other countries.
We want to help advance this fundamental human right. In 2016, as part of our Regulatory Modernization Initiative, we began reviewing how regulatory measures can help make the federal transportation network more accessible for persons with disabilities.
Following the launch of our consultation last year, we received an amazing amount of feedback from the community of persons with disabilities and other stakeholders.
We are now drafting new accessibility regulations, taking this feedback into account. You can read a summary in our What We Heard report.
We look forward to implementing the regulations in 2018 and making transportation more accessible for all.