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ADA Standards for Transportation Facilities

Name: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Transportation Facilities

Identifier: Not applicable

Issuing Organisation: United States Access Board

Country: United States of America

Language: English

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Availability: Free to Access

Type: National Regulation

Issue Year: 2006

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Built Environment and Outdoor Spaces  Travel, Transport, and Mobility 

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


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