ADA Transition Plan Requirements: A Model Plan for Local Agencies
October 25, 2012
About the Event
This webinar was designed to introduce a new tool to assist agencies in making their public rights-of-way ADA compliant. The federal American with Disabilities Act, passed in 1990, requires all public agencies to develop a transition plan to identify physical obstacles that limit accessibility and identify and schedule necessary improvements.
In response to this, the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) funded the development of the ADA Resource Guide for Local Agencies. The guide is an interactive PDF that includes many resources, a model transition plan, and process guidelines for providing accessibility within the public rights-of-way. Local agencies can use the guide to develop their own transition plan. The webinar highlighted the need for a public rights-of-way transition plan and demonstrated how to use the interactive PDF.
- Education on laws related to ADA and how it impacts local agencies
- What a transition plan is and what needs to be included in it
- How to work with the public and local officials to develop a transition plan
Who Should Attend
Local agency decision makers that do not have a transition plan for public rights-of-way.
Jim Gersema, PE, is a senior associate at SRF Consulting Group, Inc. and has more than 10 years of experience designing transportation facilities for local agencies. For the past four years, he has assisted in the development of ADA training materials for SRF, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the Local Road Research Board.
This webinar is presented by the Minnesota LRRB and the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota LRRB and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).