Easter Seals Project ACTION

Under this project, 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). Project ACTION 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. This is a congressionally directed project.