Resource: Amtrak Pays Over $2 Million to Individuals in Disability Settlement

By: Department of Justice

January 12, 2022

The Department of Justice today announced that Amtrak paid over $2 million to more than 1,500 individuals who experienced disability discrimination while traveling or attempting to travel by train. The payments were part of a comprehensive settlement agreement reached on Dec. 2, 2020, to resolve the United States’ determination that Amtrak failed for over a decade to make existing stations in its intercity rail transportation system accessible to people with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The payments follow a year-long process to identify victims of that discrimination.

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Clearinghouse Links to External Resources

Institution: Department of Justice

Related Cases:

DOJ v. Amtrak