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Federal Regulations

The following represents CALACT’s approach to federal issues regarding transportation and transportation access:

Federal Issues:

  • Develop a legislative platform for the 2009 Reauthorization of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act, A Legacy for Users (SAFETEALU).
  • Promote legislation and policies that support coordination between all federal agencies. Coordination includes blending or co-mingling of funding sources to support transportation.
  • Advocate for Medicaid policies that promote the use of transit as Medicaid providers and reimbursement for transportation costs at an equivalent rate to private providers for paratransit trips.
  • Amend the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board guidelines to adjust the standard for slope on low floor, ramp-equipped vehicles for non-curbed street use. Encourage federal guidelines to improve usability of low floor bus ramps in all terrains without curbs.
  • Oppose any changes in Department of Transportation (DOT) American’s with Disabilities (ADA) regulations or interpretations without full public notice and comment.
  • Support legislation that provides tax incentives for people who use public transit instead of a personal vehicle.