Legislation seeks to ease air travel for disabled passengers

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Friday, June 9, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act to protect the rights of disabled passengers and close the service gaps they face. More than 30,000 airplane passengers last year filed disability-related complaints. “To keep America’s promise of full equality for all, we must work to break down the barriers that individuals with disabilities and our veterans face when they travel,” said Baldwin in a press release. “Equal access to air travel ensures individuals with disabilities are able to participate in today’s economy and enjoy their travel opportunities.” Joining Baldwin on the bill: Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Conn., Tammy Duckworth, Ill., Maggie Hassan, N.H., and Ed Markey, Mass.