We all rely on different forms of transportation to go to job interviews, get to work, and participate in work-related trainings. Accessible, reliable transportation is one of the most critical - and perhaps least appreciated - components of becoming an active, productive member of the workforce for many Americans with disabilities. The best job, skills, or employment program provides few benefits if there is no reliable means of getting to work.
Transportation systems have become increasingly accessible, but many people with disabilities are still not able to benefit from the options available to most Americans. Access to public and private transportation for individuals with disabilities is more than just physical accessibility. It can include travel training for individuals with cognitive disabilities, coordination of transportation resources, and knowing your rights.
ODEP’s collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other federal agencies has been critical to the development and on-going work of United We Ride. This federal interagency initiative supports States and their localities in developing coordinated human service delivery systems.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Links
A list of transportation-related links that provide information about DOT accessibility policy, resources for travelers with disabilities, disability laws and regulations.