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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is one of 11 operating administrations within the U.S. Department of Transportation with over 500 employees located in Washington, DC and 10 regional offices across the nation. The FTA provides stewardship of combined formula and discretionary programs totaling more than $10B to support a variety of locally planned, constructed, and operated public transportation systems throughout the United States. Transportation systems typically include buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, streetcars, monorail, passenger ferry boats, inclined railways, or people movers.


Wisconsin Department of Transportation Installs Hearing Loop at Milwaukee Train Station

Mar 8 2016

By Alex Zank

March 1, 2016: Volunteers with hearing loss from the community visited the nearly finished reconstructed Milwaukee Intermodal Station train passenger concourse late last week to test its new hearing loop technology, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The technology better enables those using hearing aids or cochlear implants to pick up on sound systems in a building.

HLAA Participates in the Access Board’s Rail Vehicle Access Advisory Committee Meeting

Mar 11 2015

HLAA once again joined the Access Board’s two-day meeting of the Rail Vehicle Access Advisory Committee (RVAAC) February 27-27, 2015. HLAA serves on the Communication subcommittee, which looks how to make these rail cars accessible to people with vision and hearing loss.  At that meeting, mobility, visual and audible access to rail cars was discussed.