DOT should continue to enforce agency ADA obligations, and provide assistance to state DOT's, MPO's and providers seeking to improve their level of service to the disability community.
In particular, FHWA should move forward in requiring accessible pedestrian signals where pedestrian signals are installed. As I noted in earlier comments, the complexity of signal systems and timing make previous techniques obsolete. Proposed... more »
Accessible pedestrian signals are needed wherever pedestrian signals are provided. Accessible communication of something as basic and necessary for life safety of pedestrians who are blind as pedestrian signal information is essential. The upcoming NPA for the MUTCD should require accessible pedestrian signals wherever there are visual pedestrian signals as required in Draft PROWAG.
- The cost allowed for paratransit is significant for low-income individuals. Some people with disabilities choose not to take trips as they cannot afford the fare.
- The advance scheduling requirement forms a barrier. Spontaneous... more »
"Work to advance national standards on rights of way accessibility, including with partner organizations."
Fully Adopting the PROWAg (the 2011 Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way)
into the MUCTD would remove barriers to ensuring access to pedestrian travel routes. Currently the ADA and DOJ standards do not adequately provide for equal access to the public... more »
Hi, one of the biggest barriers to people with mobility issues is a bad sidewalk. Many sidewalks are in disrepair, this must change. Secondly, snow removal is a huge. It should not be up to business owners to clear bus stops of any impediments. It should be the municipality. It is Public Transportation. Thank you.