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Americans with Disabilities Act

Overview

MARC supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through public involvement in the transportation planning process, and by providing support to local jurisdictions with periodic training and education of responsibilities under the ADA.

MARC ensures nondiscrimination in the access to, or the operation of, its programs, services, and activities, or in its hiring or employment practices based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, military status or disability.

In 2010 as part of the 20th anniversary of the ADA, the MARC Board approved a Proclamation of Recommitment to Full Implementation of the ADA (pdf).

Resources

  • Great Plains ADA Center 1-800-949-4232
    Federal center for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska provides technical assistance, training and materials on all areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability laws.
     
  • U.S. Access Board
    A federal agency committed to accessible design. Site includes ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), draft Public Rights-of-Way guidelines, and many publications on accessible design.
     
  • U.S. Department of Justice on ADA
    Includes links for the ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments
     
  • Federal Highway Administration: Accessibility Resource Library
    Includes links to FHWA’s ADA resources, such as Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access and an FHWA memorandum on Snow Removal on Sidewalks Constructed with Federal Funding.
     
  • Federal Transit Administration
    Includes links to FTA’s ADA resources, such as civil rights workshops, technical assistance and compliance.
     
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals: A Guide to Best Practices
    A product of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 3-62, Guidelines for Accessible Pedestrian Signals. This research study used extensive field testing to determine which APS features and locations are most beneficial for blind and visually impaired pedestrians.
     
  • ADA Transition Plans: A Guide to Best Management Practices
    National Cooperative Highway Research Program report from May 2009 provides best practices for the development and updating of transition plans for departments of transportation.