Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways. Task 429. Asset Management Approaches to ADA Compliance

Many state transportation agencies are trying to address compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) Guidelines. ADA compliance issues are being raised in the design of projects and in many cases during construction activities regardless of the scope of the action being undertaken. To assess ADA compliance agencies need to develop a comprehensive inventory of pedestrian pathways and crossings, identify non-compliant locations and develop a program for remedial repairs to bring facilities into compliance. Such an inventory is necessary to adequately address ADA issues during design and construction of highways. For many transportation agencies, addressing ADA compliance is a new emphasis area and innovative approaches are being developed and used to gather inventory and condition data for pedestrian infrastructure, which are transferable to other agencies managing ADA compliance issues. It is likely also that a number of the approaches being used to gather inventory and condition data for ADA compliance are potentially transferable to the management of other transportation asset categories. The purpose of this project is to gather information on the various approaches transportation agencies are utilizing to address ADA compliance issues in terms of inventory, condition assessment and the programming of improvements, with the primary objective of this project being to share best practices.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-07, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Lemer, Andrew

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Research Foundation, College Station

    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Principal Investigators:

    Quiroga, Cesar

  • Start Date: 20080402
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 17332

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543209
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-07, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2014 1:00AM