The Ann Arbor Amtrak station will offer a prototype retractable setback-shuttle platform that will provide safer and faster boarding on and off trains for all passengers including those who use a wheeled mobility device, seniors, and those who need assistance with luggage and strollers.
Amtrak is honoring the 25th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed into law on July 26, 1990. With input from station owners and stakeholders from the disability community, and state and federal officials, America’s Railroad® has taken many significant steps to improve the travel experience for passengers with disabilities – from trip planning, to purchasing tickets, to station access, to on-board services.
A study about the feasibility of an additional daily passenger train between Minneapolis, St. Paul or St. Cloud to Chicago is now available.
More than 36,000 people have attended Amtrak Train Days celebrations since the official kick-off event in Chicago in May. Events continue across the country this summer at more than a dozen locations through the end of the year.