Westerly Station Included in Justice Department Settlement

Westerly Station Included in Justice Department Settlement

Westerly Station Included in Justice Department Settlement with Amtrak Over Disability Access: $2.25 Million Fund Available
Individuals Impacted by Lack of Access Eligible to Participate

(STL.News) Amtrak has begun accepting claims for monetary compensation for people with mobility disabilities who traveled or wanted to travel from or to one of the 78 stations listed below, including the Westerly, Rhode Island station.  Claims must be submitted by May 29, 2021.

On Dec. 2, 2020, the Department of Justice and Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, entered into an agreement to resolve the department’s findings of disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Under the agreement, Amtrak will fix inaccessible stations and pay $2.25 million to victims hurt by inaccessibility at the 78 stations listed below.

To be eligible for monetary compensation, an individual must:

Have a mobility disability;
Be harmed physically or emotionally because of accessibility issues, including, for example, inaccessible parking; steep slopes or steps to get to the station; lack of directional signs; toilet rooms with inaccessible entrances, stalls, or sinks; high ticket counters; deteriorated platforms; and narrow routes at stations, at one or more the stations listed below between July 27, 2013, and Dec.

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