Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S01-30. Beyond ADA: Airport Initiatives to Improve Accessibility through Programs, Facility Enhancements & Amenities

It’s been nearly 35 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While airports have continued to keep pace with the changing requirements under this law, some airports have exceeded regulatory requirements in an effort to make their airport more accessible for all users through various customer service programs, facility design choices, and amenities. There’s increasing recognition that improving accessibility improves access for everybody, not just specific populations. The objective of this synthesis is to describe the practice of airports that enhance accessibility for passengers beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S01-30

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Start Date: 20240626
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01909142
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S01-30
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 21 2024 7:32PM