Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act Statement

The City of Johnson City, on behalf of the Johnson City MTPO, will ensure that no qualified disabled individual shall, solely on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any of its programs, services, or activities as provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

For ADA inquiries, please contact:

Jim Sullivan, Johnson City ADA Coordinator
Mailing Address:  601 East Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone:  (423) 434-6052
Email:  jsullivan [at] johnsoncitytn.org

Local Government Resources on ADA Compliance and Transition Plans

  • 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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