Gary Talbot has always taken a peek at the White House when visiting Washington, D.C.


Yesterday, the MBTA’s assistant GM for systemwide accessibility was invited to the building he’s long admired to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


“I’ve never been through the gates,” Talbot said. “I’m always on the outside looking in wondering what it must be like going in there, and this is my day.”


The T has spent about $100 million on accessibility since Talbot started there in 2007.

Forty stations have been made ADA-compliant in the last 10 years, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said.

State Street and Copley stations are being converted, and Wollaston, Government Center and Symphony stations are in the conceptual design phase, Pesaturo said.