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Transportation and Parking Resources

Automotive Equipment and Financing

Adapting motor vehicles for people with disabilities (exit DHS)
Online version of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) brochure on adapting motor vehicles for people with disabilities.
Automotive safety for people with disabilities (exit DHS)
Resources and information on automotive safety for people with disabilities from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Car and Van Modifications (exit DHS)
Several resources on adaptive driving from the Spinal Cord Information Network.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (exit DHS; PDF, 134 KB)
Information about various grant programs for people with physical disabilities.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) (exit DHS)
Information about financial assistance for those affected by spinal cord injuries.
Travis Roy Foundation for people with spinal cord injury (exit DHS)
Information about grants available to paraplegics or quadriplegics paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury, which can be used for vehicle modifications and other purposes.
WisLoan Program
The WisLoan program offers loans for assistive technology. The loans help people buy equipment such as hearing aids, modified vehicles, wheelchairs and ramps.

Laws and Regulations

ADA and Public Transportation (exit DHS)
Information on the ADA and public transportation from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) website.
Air Carrier Access Act regulations (exit DHS; Word, 164 KB)
Rules on nondiscrimination on the basis of disability from the U.S. Department of Transportation. 
Disabled Parking License Plates (exit DHS)
Information about disabled license plates from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.  Includes information on vehicles and people who qualify, uses of the plates and how to apply, 
Disabled Parking Identification Cards (exit DHS)
Information about disabled parking identification cards from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.  Includes information on eligibility, how to apply, things you should know, and penalties for misuse.
Gas Station Assistance (exit DHS)
Explanation of the equal access gas stations must provide to customers with disabilities from the U.S. Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section.
Wheelchair Users as Pedestrians (PDF 23 KB)
What has wheels and a motor, and carries human passengers but isn’t a motor vehicle? The answer we’re looking for is: wheelchairs and scooters used by people with physical disabilities.

Over-the-Road Transportation

Amtrak (exit DHS)
Link to the section of Amtrak's website that provides information on their services for people with disabilities. Includes information on making reservations, accessibility, meal service, etc.
Grey Hound Bus Company (exit DHS)
Van Galder Bus Company (exit DHS)
Link to contact information on Van Galder's website for arranging accessible bus services.

Public Transportation

Disability.gov - Transportation (exit DHS)
This section of Disability.gov offers a wide range of information on accessible transportation systems, community transportation initiatives and federal laws and regulations to improve access and availability of bus, rail and air travel.
Disability.gov - Transportation-Wisconsin (exit DHS)
 
Wisconsin Transit Links (exit DHS)
List of transit agencies in Wisconsin by county and city from the American Public Transportation Association.
Transportation Planning in Wisconsin (exit DHS)
Information on Wisconsin's long-range transportation plan from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.  Includes information on how the public can provide input into the plan.

Specialized Transit Services

Funding for Specialized Transit Services (exit DHS)
Information about programs that can assist local governments and transit systems with operating and/or capital expenses to support public transportation services such as buses, vans and shared-ride taxi systems.
 

Last Revised: May 27, 2014