Module D - Slide 5


Let's review the application of ADA. ADA is not well understood and its application can be confusing. Proposed PROWAG, as noted on previous slide, requires APS at all new or reconstructed intersections. The goal of ADA, and that requirement, is that eventually all facilities will be accessible. ADA doesn't require immediate compliance, or reconstruction of all intersections. However, ADA standards do come into play whenever work is being done. Accessibility features should be upgraded whenever other work is being done at a location. There is also a requirement for each jurisdiction to look at the accessibility of their facilities and develop a plan to bring their facilities into full compliance with the ADA. This is called a transition plan in the ADA standards. Many jurisdictions do not seem to have an up-to-date transition plan.