Amtrak and RIDOT Partner to Improve Accessibility at Westerly Station

Amtrak, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), announced today the completion of American Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements at Westerly Station in Westerly, R.I. Station. This includes two new elevators, featuring new elevator enclosures at platform level constructed in the style of the historic station, an accessible pathway to and from the public right-of-way, two accessible parking spaces, and a new sloped walkway for accessing the platform, modified handrails and guardrails, and new ADA compliant signs throughout the station environment.

Construction on these improvements at Westerly Station began in March 2019, utilizing more than $9 million of federal funds that Amtrak receives from annual appropriations of Northeast Corridor and National Network federal grants in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These funds were used for every phase – demolition, design and construction – of the project.

Amtrak Westerly, Rhode Island   Marc Glucksman/River Rail Phot0

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: July 7, 2022