May 13, 2021

Amtrak Agrees to Settlement Over Alleged ADA Violations

In February of this year, Amtrak agreed to pay $2.25 million to settle a lawsuit due to an alleged lack of accessibility at some of the company’s 500 stations. According to the company’s settlement website:

“If you were harmed by Amtrak’s lack of accessible transportation services between July 27, 2013 and December 2, 2020 you may be eligible to receive payment from a compensation fund established by Amtrak.

“To be eligible for consideration for possible payment, you must submit a claim by May 29, 2021.  You may obtain information on how to submit a claim in several ways:

(1) by submitting a claim form online,

(2) by sending an email with your name, address, and telephone number to info@AmtrakDisabilitySettlement.com, or

(3) by calling the Fund Administrator at (888) 334-6165 or TTY: (866) 411-6976.”

A copy of the Settlement Agreement, along with additional information, can be found at AmtrakDisabilitySettlement.com.

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