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Title:Development of Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guideline Resource Material
Author(s):El-Rayes, Khaled; Liu, Liang Y.; El-Gohary, Nora; Golparvar-Fard, Mani; Halabya, Ayman
Subject(s):public right-of-way
pedestrian facilities
curb ramp
field guide
learning modules
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
rehabilitation act
transition plan
Abstract:Public agencies are required by state and federal laws to provide accessibility on their right-of-way (ROW). Failure of public agencies to provide accessibility on their ROW has resulted in costly settlements. Accordingly, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) needs to provide information for local public agencies, consultants, contractors, and IDOT personnel about current accessibility requirements and ways to improve accessibility and avoid costly penalties resulting from non-compliance. This report presents the findings of a research project funded by the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) to develop resource materials on providing accessibility to the public ROW to ensure that public works projects are built to meet the latest accessibility requirements. The objectives of this project were to (1) conduct a comprehensive literature review to gather and analyze the most current resource materials on public ROW accessibility requirements, (2) recommend content for public ROW accessibility requirements on an IDOT website, (3) develop a comprehensive and practical field guide for IDOT that can be used by field engineers and construction inspectors to verify compliance with all applicable accessibility laws and regulations in the State of Illinois, (4) create e-learning modules on accessibility requirements for IDOT classroom training, and (5) develop recommendations that provide guidance to IDOT on improving compliance with public ROW accessibility requirements.
Issue Date:2016-01
Publisher:Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation
Citation Info:El-Rayes, Khaled, Liang Y. Liu, Nora El-Gohary, Mani Golparvar-Fard, and Ayman Halabya. 2016. Development of Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guideline Resource Material. A report of the findings of ICT-R27-`136. Illinois Center for Transportation Series No. 16-005. Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-16-005. Illinois Center for Transportation, Rantoul, IL.
Series/Report:Illinois Center for Transportation Series No. 16-005
Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-16-005
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Transportation, R27-136
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-03-11

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