Accessible Transportation - Easter Seals Project ACTION

The objective of this project is to develop a Research, Demonstration, and Technical Assistance Program that promotes increased mobility for persons with disabilities. Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation in Our Nation) continues to promote cooperation between the disability community and transportation industry. Project ACTION conducts a research, demonstration, and technical assistance program to promote increased mobility for persons with disabilities. This includes advancing local demonstration and technical assistance projects that identify persons with disabilities and their transportation needs, and recommend remedial action; provide training programs for transit operators; develop assertive programs for people with disabilities; identify technology that could solve critical transportation accessibility issues; and continue to advance outreach and marketing programs. Project ACTION is a congressionally created national technical assistance program authorized under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA). It provides training, resources and technical assistance to thousands of disability organizations, consumers with disabilities, and assists local transportation operators in implementing the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Project ACTION maintains a resource center with up-to-date information on transportation accessibility.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $3000000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Solomon, Elizabeth

  • Performing Organizations:

    Easter Seals Project ACTION

    700 Thirteenth Street, NW, Suite 200
    Washington, DC    20005
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abeson, Alan

  • Start Date: 20020300
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20040200
  • Source Data: RiP Project 8735

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459017
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DC-26-7129
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:55PM