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Disabilities: Transportation and Parking Resources

All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public. The Department of Health Services does not testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.

Automotive Equipment and Financing

Automotive safety for people with disabilities
Resources and information on automotive safety for people with disabilities from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Car and Van Modifications
Several resources on adaptive driving from the Spinal Cord Information Network.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA)
Information about financial assistance for those affected by spinal cord injuries.
Travis Roy Foundation for people with spinal cord injury
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
Information on the ADA and public transportation from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) website.
Air Carrier Access Act regulations (Word)
Rules on nondiscrimination on the basis of disability from the U.S. Department of Transportation. 
Disabled Parking License Plates
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
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
Explanation of the equal access gas stations must provide to customers with disabilities from the U.S. Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section.

Over-the-Road Transportation

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

Van Galder Bus Company

Public Transportation

Wisconsin Transit Links
List of transit agencies in Wisconsin by county and city from the American Public Transportation Association.
Transportation Planning in Wisconsin
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
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 November 1, 2021