The July 2014 edition of the ADA In Focus Webinar Series
Presented by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
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This session focused on the interconnection of public transportation and compliance with the ADA in the public right-of-way, including design and field construction methods for pedestrian facilities and the challenges that are faced. Public agencies too often neglect the correlation between pedestrian facilities and access to public transportation, especially fixed route bus services, which provides people with opportunities for employment and access to community activities, commerce, and medical care. Public agencies may also find improvements to the pedestrian infrastructure can result in cost savings by facilitating a transition from paratransit to fixed route transportation for some people with disabilities.
Pedestrian facilities discussed in the session included bus stops, sidewalks, curb ramps, pedestrian pushbuttons, and crosswalks. Design and construction of each of these facilities must address how they are used, how they fit in with the existing built environment, and how they need to be accessible for persons with various disabilities.
Linda Osiecki is a civil engineer with over 20 years of engineering experience ranging from road design to structural design. She has been involved with ADA compliance since 2005, and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center's Leadership Network. Ms. Osiecki’s experience includes developing guidelines, reviewing designs, ADA inspections of construction projects, and responding to questions from design and construction personnel.
Continuing Education Hours are not available for viewing the archived session.