ADA Standards

On July 23, 2010, just a few days before the twentieth anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Attorney General Eric Holder signed final regulations adopting ADAAG 2004 for the design and construction of accessible buildings and facilities. Read the following White Paper from Mary Smith, Senior Vice President, Walker Parking Consultants, which provides important information for the benefit of the parking industry.

Read the White Paper
ADA Standards

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is proposing to revise and update its accessibility guidelines for buses, over-the-road buses, and vans. The guidelines ensure that transportation vehicles are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. The guidelines apply to the acquisition of new, used, and remanufactured transportation vehicles, and the remanufacture of existing transportation vehicles to the extent required by regulations issued by the Department of Transportation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The guidelines for transportation vehicles operated in fixed guideway systems (e.g., rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, and intercity rail) will be revised and updated at a future date. You can comment on these proposed regualtions here.

Mary S. Smith
Senior Vice President
Walker Parking Consultants
6602 E. 75th St. Suite 210 | Indianapolis, IN 46250
317.842.6890 ext 147 (Office) | 317.432.3792 (Cell) | 317.577.6500 (Fax)

IPI members can also access:

"Topic Guides for ADA Transportation"
Funded by the Federal Transit Administration - June 2010

"Q&A Transcript from IPI's e-Learning Center Webinar: Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements: A Continuing Conundrum"
Mary Smith, Senior Vice President, Walker Parking Consultants, January 20, 2010

"Are Your Curb Ramps Really ADA Compliant?"
Bob D. Sexton - The Parking Professional, November 2009