Module A - Slide 14


TEA-21 had specific reference to audible signals. Section 1202 (g)(2) states that new transportation plans and projects for pedestrian safety “...shall include the installation, where appropriate, and maintenance of audible traffic signals and audible signs at street crossings.”

A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) policy statement developed as a result of TEA-21 particularly referred to providing sidewalks and crossings that allow people with disabilities to travel safely and independently. It requires sidewalks and crossings to be “designed, constructed, operated and maintained so that all pedestrians, including people with disabilities, can travel safely and independently”