Name: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Transportation Facilities
Identifier: Not applicable
Issuing Organisation: United States Access Board
Country: United States of America
Organization website (opens in new window): https://www.access-board.gov/
Link to standard (opens in new window): https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/transportation/facilities/ada-standards-for-transportation-facilities
Availability: Free to Access
Type: National Regulation
Issue Year: 2006
Forward Review Date: Not known
Intended Audiences: Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies
The ADA Standards issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT) apply to facilities used by state and local governments to provide designated public transportation services, including bus stops and stations, and rail stations. Other types of facilities covered by the ADA are subject to similar ADA Standards issued by the Department of Justice. Both the DOT and DOJ standards are based on the Board’s ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
This edition of DOT’s ADA Standards (2006) is consistent with the Board’s updated ADA (and ABA) guidelines but includes a few additional requirements concerning:
– Location of Accessible Routes (206.3)
– Detectable Warnings on Curb Ramps (406.8)
– Bus Boarding and Alighting Areas (810.2.2)
– Rail Station Platforms (810.5.3).
These standards became effective November 29, 2006.
Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing:
Older Person Specific: No
Usage / Adoption status: Adopted as government regulation in the U.S. by the Department of Transportation