In October 2002, the Federal Transit Administration's Office of Civil Rights posted its interpretation concerning whether a transit operator is permitted to establish "premium charges" for complementary paratransit services that exceed the minimum requirements established by the Department of Transportation's ADA regulations. Visit http://www.fta.dot.gov/office/civrights/bps.html for more information.
ADA Legislation and Regulations
- Part 1192 -- Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles
- Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles; Over-the-Road Buses Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, 49 CFR Part 38, Published in the Federal Register September 28, 1998.
- Manuals on ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles
- Title II-State and Local Government Pubs and other resources
For Service Providers
- Outpatient Healthcare Usability Profile (PDF)
Released by the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)
This form, intended for healthcare facilities, is a self-assessment that quickly generates a picture of accessibility for any type of building and could be used beyond the health care field. It covers accessibility to bathrooms, elevators, hallways, ramps to the building entrance, among others.
- Securement of Wheelchairs and other Mobility Aids on Transit Vehicles. Prepared for Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, April 9, 1990.
- Publications distributed by the DBTACs: Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers.