US Department of Transportation

DOT hits United Airlines with fines for disability-related violations

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
United Slapped with $2.75 Million Fine
The U.S. Department of Transportation fined the nation’s largest airline $2.75 million for a range of disability discrimination and other federal violations. In response to what it called a “rise in disability related complaints”…

Obama Administration releases new transportation guidance

Monday, October 12, 2015
Accessible Transportation Guidelines Released
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration released a new “ADA Circular” on October 5: a guidance document for public transit agencies, detailing their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. “We have made great progress…

Refueling Assistance Act back in Congress

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Refueling Assistance Act in Congress
A bill in Congress aims to make it easier for people with disabilities to pump gas at gas stations. While the Americans with Disabilities Act requires gas stations to accommodate people with disabilities, advocates have…

(Video) How everyday technology can be adapted to make independent living possible – the life and times of Richard Devylder

Monday, August 31, 2015This month the community of people with disabilities lost a valued member and friend to many. Called “a long time disability advocate and former appointee at the U.S. Department of Transportation,” by the National Council on Disability, Richard Devylder…

Feds seek comments on paratransit fares proposal until September 20

Friday, August 28, 2015
Comment on Paratransit Fare Increase Proposal
The Department of Transportation announced August 20 that it is seeking public comments on a proposal to modify the maximum rates customers must pay for paratransit rides. Under the ADA, customers of paratransit services…

Agency reports rise in disability related airline complaints

Friday, August 21, 2015
Airline Complaints Increase
Disability discrimination complaints against airline carriers rose 9 percent in 2014, according to the Department of Transportation’s latest annual report [PDF] on disability related airline complaints. In 2014, 36 U.S. carriers that submitted data reported 24,044 disability…

Trucking company to compensate 23 former job applicants for unlawful medical inquiries

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Trucking Company Settles Employment Discrimination Complaint
Celadon Trucking Services will pay $200,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, one month after a federal court struck down most of its application policy. For a period…