Posted on March 10, 2010 2:31 AM
Transportation facilities for pedestrians must meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, many jurisdictions have not yet complied with the direction from ADA Title II to create and implement a transition plan for addressing deficiencies in their public infrastructure. As of 2002, approximately 68 percent of municipalities did not have or did not know whether they had a transition plan (according to a survey conducted by Chicago Area Transportation Study).
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is offering a webinar on creating and institutionalizing an ADA transition plan on Wednesday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. CST.
The webinar will answer the following questions:
• What, exactly, is a transition plan?
• Who needs to do one, and why?
• When does it need to be done, and how often updated?
• What are the relevant federal standards and guidance?
• What is the state's role
Registration is $75 per site for non-APBP members and $50 for APBP members. CMAP will participate in the webinar, and government officials and staff, and the interested public are invited to our offices at 233 S.Wacker Dr., Suite 800 to attend. If you would like to attend, please email Yesenia Ambriz (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be put on the visitors’ list.