Amtrak Settles Discrimination Complaint for $2.25M

Amtrak will pay $2.25 million to settle a complaint that it discriminated against disabled passengers by failing to accommodate those passengers at its stations.

As part of the settlement, the passenger carrier agreed to renovate dozens of stations over the next decade to accommodate people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

The case stemmed from a U.S. Justice Department investigation into claims dating from 2011, 2012, and 2013 that some stations violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Amtrak said it will complete improvements at 90 stations within the next decade and begin work at another 45.

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