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.
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
If you were not able to attend a regional workshop, this is the presentation that was given by TDOT.
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).
Please remember that Title II of the ADA applies to all State and local government entities, regardless of size.
Many checklists are available at this website to assist local jurisdictions with surveying their current facilities for ADA compliance.
One-stop shop for Title II of the ADA - regulations, standards for design and technical assistance.
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