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DOT Seeks Comment on New Guidance Documents

February 2014 — The Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released the first chapters for a proposed circular, meant to offer guidance to transportation providers regarding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. The chapters released will be included among a series of approximately 12 chapters and feature the following topics:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Applicability
  • Chapter 2: General Requirements
  • Chapter 5: Equivalent Facilitation
  • Chapter 8: Complementary Paratransit Service

While the circular will not “alter, amend, supersede or otherwise affect” the ADA regulations, it will provide stakeholders with “a helpful outline of basic requirements” and examples of best practices in implementing those requirements.  Currently, the DOT seeks comment on both the scope and content of the chapters as well as additional best practices that can be included.  Comments on the chapters are due April 24, 2014.

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