Local Government Resources

The following websites and documents are available to assist our local government jurisdictions in transportation project implementation. This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list but to provide a starting point to find information.


Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

TDOT Grants Information

TDOT Region 1 (Knoxville)

TDOT Office of Community Transportation

TDOT Local Programs Development Office

TDOT Traffic Engineering Office

TDOT Roadway Design Division

TDOT Right Of Way Division

TDOT Construction Division

TDOT Multimodal Transportation Resources

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

FHWA Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies

FHWA Local Public Agencies Website

FHWA Resource on Highway Topics

FHWA Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

FHWA Office of Operations

FHWA Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)

ADA Compliance & Transition Plan Resources

Southeast ADA Center - Regional Resource for information, guidance and training on the ADA

Compiled Variety of ADA Transition Plan Resources and Templates

This compressed .zip folder (download here - size 22 MB) includes the following resources to assist local agencies with updating their ADA Transition Plans:

  • Comprehensive ADA Transition Plan Resources folder - Open the "LRRB_ADA-Final.pdf" first for an interactive journey through the ADA Transition Plan process with links that open helpful documents in the cooresponding "Documents" folder. This was put together by the Local Road Research Board in Minnesota. It also includes sample templates for each component of the Plan.

  • ADA Compliance of Transportation Agencies: A Review of Practices by American Association of State Highway
    and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

  • How to Develop an ADA Transition Plan PowerPoint Presentation by FHWA Civil Rights Division

  • ADA Transition Plans - Guide to Best Management Practices by National Academy of Sciences and National Cooperative Highway Research Program

TDOT Workshop on ADA Compliance for Municipalities Presentation

If you were not able to attend a regional workshop, this is the presentation that was given by TDOT.

The ADA and City Governments: Common Problems

This resource describes several noted issues or misconceptions about the ADA. The requirement to have an ADA Transition Plan applies to entities with 50 or more employees (this includes temporary staff and elected officials). Please note there is no "grandfather" clause in the ADA. The local governments must remove barriers to public facilities when it is readily achievable to do so. Any exceptions must be documented as to why the barrier could not be removed (burdensome expenses, can't alter an historic facility, fundamental change to a service or program, etc).

ADA Guide for Small Towns

Please remember that Title II of the ADA applies to all State and local government entities, regardless of size.

ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities

Many checklists are available at this website to assist local jurisdictions with surveying their current facilities for ADA compliance.

ADA Technical Assistance

One-stop shop for Title II of the ADA - regulations, standards for design and technical assistance.


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