So, I decided to see how far Amtrak had gotten with the absolute basics -- getting people in wheelchairs from the street to the train -- since 2014, when the Amtrak OIG issued this very useful report: https://amtrakoig.gov/report-records/audit-reports/train-operations-and-business-management-addressing-management At the time, there were 17 totally inaccessible stations ("where passengers who use a wheeled mobility device cannot get on or off the train"). Two (Glenwood Springs and Westerly RI) were listed as accessible on Amtrak.com already but had serious problems. Ashland VA -- no wheelchair lift! No plans! Buffalo Exchange Street NY -- accessible platform and wheelchair lift, yay. (Building collapsed, though.) Clifton Forge VA -- no wheelchair lift! No plans! Coatseville PA -- can't reach platform. Planned by PennDOT but no project updates for a year. Elko NV -- can't reach platform! No plans! Glenwood Springs CO -- no change (wheelchair route is very problematic, having gone through a construction site for several years) Harpers Ferry WV -- can't reach platform! No plans! Marshall TX -- success! Yay! (Amtrak is now leaving it unattended, which is risky for elevator maintenance.) Mount Joy PA -- under construction Newark DE -- looks like it's funded, building under construction, platform not under construction yet, maybe by 2020 or later Paoli PA -- under construction Parkesburg PA -- can't reach platform. Planned by PennDOT but no project updates for two years. North Philadelphia -- can't reach platform! No plans! Westerly RI -- there are plans (wheelchair route is very problematic) ( http://www.thewesterlysun.com/News/Westerly/Amtrak-plans-work-to-address-access-problems-at-Westerly-train-station.html ) Windsor CT -- OK now (problems fixed at old station though new station planned) Windsor Locks CT -- OK now (problems fixed at old station though new station planned) Windsor - Mt Ascutney VT -- OK now. So... that's not terrible? But it is pretty bad after 4 years. The outstanding "no progress" stations are: Ashland VA and Clifton Forge VA -- apparently just need wheelchair lifts; what's the delay?!? Coatseville PA & Parkesburg PA -- in the queue for PennDOT funding North Philadelphia PA -- has Amtrak considered just not stopping here and leaving the problem in SEPTA's hands? Elko NV -- what's the holdup? Harpers Ferry WV -- what's the holdup? (Apparently Martinsburg is getting a new platform and wheelchair lift. Great, but, uh... it was better than Harper's Ferry already... what's going on?) Glenwood Springs CO -- come on, guys, why didn't you put in access when a giant public elevator was being built next door to the platform? Seriously?!? Of course there are lots of other ADA problems but this is the basic basics. In 4 years, there's been progress on 9 of the 17 most problematic stations -- that's not impressive.