$1.75 billion to be invested in public transport nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHEC) — President Biden’s All Station Accessibility Program was unveiled today. The bipartisan infrastructure law provides funding aimed to make public transportation rail stations accessible for all.

A total of $1.75 billion will be allocated to help Americans get on board at the nation’s oldest railway public transportation systems.

The money will be used to retrofit legacy rail systems built before 1990. These rail systems will be retrofitted, repaired, modified, or even relocated to increase accessibility for those with limited mobility.

"While our country has made enormous progress in the three decades since passing the Americans With Disabilities Act, too many people with disabilities still don’t have access to reliable public transportation," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.