For more information contact:Mr. Patrick Dunson City Engineer / ADA Coordinator
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the City of Montgomery does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan
The City of Montgomery recently started its ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for its public right-of-way. As part of this process, the City will perform an ADA compliance review of City signalized intersections, sidewalk corridors and associated curb ramps, transit stops, and design construction standards. Recommendations to bring any non-compliant elements into compliance will be provided. An ADA Transition Plan document will be developed and include formal documentation of the Self-Evaluation process.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that mandates equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities. The ADA prohibits discrimination in access to jobs, public accommodations, government services, public transportation, and telecommunications. Title II of the ADA also requires that all Programs, Services and Activities (PSAs) of public entities provide equal access for individuals with disabilities.
The City of Montgomery has undertaken an evaluation of its public right-of-way to determine the extent to which individuals with disabilities may be restricted in their access to City signalized intersections, sidewalk corridors and associated curb ramps, and transit stops.
ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Development Requirements and City’s Approach
The City of Montgomery is obligated to observe all requirements of Title I in its employment practices; Title II in its policies, programs, and services; any parts of Titles IV and V that apply to the City and its programs, services, or facilities; and all requirements specified in the 2010 ADA Standards that apply to facilities and other physical holdings.
Title II has the broadest impact on the City. Included in Title II are administrative requirements for all government entities employing more than 50 people. These administrative requirements are:
- Completion of a self-evaluation;
- Development of an ADA complaint/grievance procedure;
- Designation of at least one person who is responsible for overseeing Title II compliance; and
- Development of a Transition Plan to schedule the removal of the barriers uncovered by the self-evaluation process.
The Transition Plan will become a working document until all barriers have been addressed.
Once complete, the Transition Plan will describe the process developed to complete the evaluation of the City of Montgomery's public right-of-way, provides policy and program recommendations, and presents a prioritized schedule for the modification of public rights-of way to improve accessibility, which will guide the planning and implementation of necessary transportation program modifications over the next 10-20 years. The ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan is significant in that it establishes the City’s ongoing commitment to the development and maintenance of policies, programs, and facilities that accommodate all of its citizenry.
Future phases of the Transition Plan could include, but are not limited to:
- Evaluations of facilities not included in this initial evaluation (i.e., buildings, parks, parking, and other programs, services and activities), including determination of compliance status, potential solutions, cost estimates to implement potential solutions, and prioritization of evaluated facilities for implementation;
- Evaluation of housing programs;
- Staff Training; and
- Update of the Transition Plan to document additional work.
(Follow this page for updates as we progress).