WisDOT Office of Public Affairs: Public comment period open on WisDOT 2018 ADA transition plan

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs

608/266-3581, [email protected]

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation invites the public to review and offer comments on the 2018 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.

Public comments on the plan will be used to help guide the department’s strategy for ADA improvements moving forward. The full plan and information about public comments can be found online at: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/civil-rights/titlevi-ada/ADAcompliance.aspx

WisDOT encourages anyone interested, including individuals with disabilities or organizations that serve individuals with disabilities, to participate in the public comment period through Nov. 2, 2018.

“WisDOT is committed to providing a safe, efficient and accessible transportation system for all,” said Secretary Dave Ross. “The ADA Transition Plan is an opportunity for the department to focus on what we can do to enhance service for our fellow Wisconsinites who may have diminished vision or hearing as well as mobility issues.”

The 2018 Transition Plan includes a searchable inventory of more than 45,000 curb ramps throughout the state highway system to help guide future improvement priorities.

The Transition Plan is an update on the policies, procedures and practices that fulfill the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

All WisDOT roadside facilities are built to current ADA standards at the time of planning and construction. Older facilities continue to receive updates as part of planned improvements and as resources are available.