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Monday, October 5, 2015

FTA Issues Detailed Guidance to Public Transportation Agencies on Implementing Americans with Disabilities Act

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on October 05, 2015 published detailed guidance to transit agencies on how to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With the 25th anniversary of the landmark legislation as a backdrop, the release of FTA’s ADA Circular represents a major milestone in assistance to the transit community. It thoroughly explains ADA requirements for public transit, providing real-life situations as examples of good practices for the transit industry to ensure accessible services for riders. The document does not amend or supersede the DOT ADA regulations; rather, it offers explanatory scenarios and sample templates, such as a rail station checklist for new construction and alterations.
FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan’s video message.

YouTube Published on Oct 5, 2015
In this video, Federal Transit Administration Acting Administrator Therese McMillan explains a new FTA resource that helps transit agencies and riders comply with the transportation provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act -- for the new ADA Circular.

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