John Cleveland Civil Rights Consulting

Course #D-02

Transit Facility ADA Compliance in a Rural Setting

-One Day Course-

This course presents the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ADA Accessible Guidelines (ADAAG) requirements for transportation facilities with particular emphasis on the requirements for new construction and alterations. It also highlights common issues that FTA has identified in oversight reviews. As defined in 49 CFR § 37.3, a facility is “all or any portion of buildings, structures, sites, complexes, equipment, roads, walks, passageways, parking lots, or other real or personal property, including the site where the building, property, structure, or equipment is located.” The definition of a new facility as well as altered facility is explained. Full accessibility requirements are described in terms of the “primary function” and “path of travel” as well as wheelchair access. Limitations in terms of full accessibility for new and altered facilities are described in terms of “construction control”, “structural impracticability”, “maximum extent feasible” and “disproportionate cost”. Other topics covered include bus stop placement and requirements, and transit facility parking spaces and signage. Emphasis in this course is transit facilities in rural settings.