The Rocky Mountain ADA Center Releases New Research Report on the Federal Highway Administration and ADA Compliance

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The latest research results from the Rocky Mountain ADA Center.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Rocky Mountain ADA Center (RMADAC), a member of

the National Network of ADA Centers, along with research partner Keith M Christensen, RLA PhD of Utah State University's school of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning are pleased to make available its latest Rapid Response Research Report outlining criteria for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and ADA Compliance. To access the research report click here.

The report focuses its findings on the FHWA and the public right-of-way. The key components of the report are as follows:

  •     FHWA ADA Compliance Requirements for Funding Opportunities
  •     FHWA ADA Oversight and Compliance Procedures
  •     FHWA ADA Non-Compliance Actions
  •     Transportation Administrations Responsible for ADA Compliance

"Our team is thrilled to have partnered with top thought leader Dr. Christensen and Utah State University on this critical topic," said Dana Barton, Director of the Rocky Mountain ADA Center. "Bringing to light research that acts as a guide for public and private entities to further understand the ADA is one of our main objectives. We are hopeful decision makers within any organization that provides roadway services in the United States will be able to easily digest this research and will turn to our organization if there are questions pertaining to current or future project planned within this marketplace. When considering any type of construction, the ADA must be considered in order to create access for everyone, especially people with disabilities; the nation's largest minority group."

To review past research projects spearheaded by RMADAC and University partners, click here.

About the Rocky Mountain ADA Center: The Rocky Mountain ADA Center provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals and organizations throughout Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota Utah and Wyoming. The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is a member of the National Network of ADA Centers and is funded by National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0094-01-00). Our center is powered by and a project of Meeting the Challenge, Inc. located in Colorado Springs, CO. The center's staff members represent a diverse and dynamic group of individuals who are dedicated to the driving spirit of the ADA as well as the complex standards behind the law. The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is available to assist everyone with any of the following areas: Material Dissemination, Technical Assistance on the ADA, Training Referrals and Research. To connect with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center on social media, click here.

The Federal Highway Administration: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance with the public right-of-way of the Nation's highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). FHWA meets this responsibility through financial and technical assistance to state and local governments.

 

SOURCE Rocky Mountain ADA Center



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