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$2.25 Million Fund in Amtrak Settlement Closes May 29

05/13/2021

To resolve the Department of Justice’s claims that Amtrak violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Amtrak created a $2.25 million fund to pay riders with mobility disabilities who had problems accessing the Amtrak stations listed below.

Individuals must make a claim by May 29, 2021, available at www.AmtrakDisabilitySettlement.com, to get paid from the fund.

For help, contact:

Individuals must also:

  • Have a mobility disability.  For example, use a wheelchair, walker, or other device to assist with walking or moving around, or otherwise have difficulty walking;
  • Have had a problem accessing one of the Amtrak stations listed below between July 27, 2013, and Dec. 2, 2020.  Problems include the lack of accessible parking; steep sidewalks or paths or steps on sidewalks or paths; no signs saying where individuals using wheelchairs may go to get to the station; bathrooms with doors or stalls that are too narrow or with inaccessible sinks; high ticket counters; platforms that are falling apart; or narrow routes at stations; and
  • Have lived at, visited, or wanted to visit a place closer to one or more of the 78 listed Amtrak stations than another Amtrak station.

To receive payment, an individual with a disability must have had problems accessing one of 78 stations.  The list of stations is available at www.AmtrakDisabilitySettlement.com.

This fund is part of the Justice Department’s agreement with Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, to resolve the department’s findings of disability discrimination in violation of the ADA. Under the agreement Amtrak will also fix inaccessible stations.

For more information on the ADA, please visit ADA.gov or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 800-514-0383).

 

 


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