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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

U.S. Access Board's Rail Access Advisory Committee to Meet Feb. 26 & 27

as shared by the United States Access Board

The Access Board's Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee (RVAAC), which is assisting the Board in its update of the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles, will hold its next meeting February 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C. The committee is reviewing sections of the guidelines that cover fixed guideway systems, including rapid, light, commuter, intercity, and high speed rail and will make recommendations to the Board on how they should be updated.

At the meeting, committee members will review reports from four subcommittees that recommend updated provisions covering boarding and alighting, on-board circulation and seating, communications, and rooms and spaces. The committee will use these reports in drafting its final report to the Board.

Committee meetings are open to the public, and interested persons can attend and communicate their views on issues of interest during designated public comment periods. Members of the public can follow the proceedings remotely through a dial-in option or real-time captioning.

For further information, visit the Board's website or contact Paul Beatty at rvaac@access-board.gov, (202) 272-0012 (v), or (202) 272-0072 (TTY).
Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee Meeting
February 26 (10:00 – 5:00) and February 27 (9:30 – 3:00)
     Preliminary Agenda
Access Board Conference Center
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C.
Note: For the comfort of all participants and to promote a fragrance-free environment, attendees are requested not to use perfume, cologne, or other fragrances.

Call-in option (listening only): 
(888) 396-7314 (International: (773) 756-0935)
Passcode: 3543951
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART):
February 26:
February 27: www.streamtext.net/player?event=ACCESSBOARD022715

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