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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

U.S. Access Board's Advisory Committee on Rail Access to Issue Report July 29, 2015

trainOn July 29, the U.S. Access Board's Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee (RVAAC) will release its final report on updating the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles. The committee's report will provide recommendations for revising and refreshing provisions in the guidelines for fixed guideway systems, including rapid, light, commuter, intercity, and high speed rail. Recommendations will address boarding and alighting accessibility, on-board circulation, seating, communications, and rooms and spaces, among other topics.
The advisory committee, which the Board organized in 2013, includes representatives from advocacy organizations, transit operators, rail car manufacturers, trade groups, and other stakeholders. The Board will use the committee's report to propose updates to its ADA vehicle guidelines and will make them available for public comment. The Board is currently finalizing updated to sections of the vehicle guidelines covering buses and vans which were previously released for public comment.
Committee representatives will brief the Board on the report during a presentation on July 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 (ET) at the Board's conference center. Members of the public can attend the presentation or listen in through a phone bridge and real-time captioning.

For further information, visit the Board's website at www.access-board.gov/rvaac or contact Paul Beatty at rvaac@access-board.gov, (202) 272-0012 (v), or (202) 272-0072 (TTY).
Presentation of the Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee's Final Report 
July 29, 9:30 – 11:30 (ET)
Access Board Conference Center
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C.
Note: For the comfort of all participants and to promote af ragrance-free environment, attendees are requested not to use perfume, cologne, or other fragrances.
Call-in option (listening only): 
Dial: (888) 396-7314 (International: (773) 756-0935)
Passcode: 34478
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART): [Links will be posted at www.access-board.gov/rvaac.]

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