US DOT Launches $1.75B Transit Accessibility Program

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has opened a competition for a new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) program that provides $1.75 billion over five years to add elevators, ramps and other features to make more transit stations accessible to people with disabilities.

The new All Stations Accessibility Program, or ASAP, aims to address the more than 900 stations on U.S. transit systems that are not fully accessible.

On July 26—the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act—U.S. DOT’s Federal Transit Administration released a funding-availability notice for $343 million, the fiscal year 2022 installment of ASAP grants.