Public Works Title II American Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan
All local Governments are required to meet the general requirements of Title II of the American Disabilities Act (ADA). To accomplish this they are required to conduct a Self-Evaluation of all programs; policies/procedures; maintenance practices; and infrastructure; and identify those that are inconsistent with current ADA Standards. In addition, local governments are required to develop a Transition Plan which:
· Summarizes the Self-Evaluations results,
· Identifies items that are not in compliance with current ADA Standards; and
· Details how the organization will bring inconsistent items into compliance with current ADA Standards and ensure that they are accessible to all individuals.
The City of Minneapolis ADA Title II Coordinator is responsible for City ADA compliance and works for the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. However, due to the complexity and differences of each of the City Departments, a network of City Department Liaisons has been created to assist the ADA Title II Coordinator efforts to comply.
Public Works designated a Department Liaison and an ADA Technical Transition Team who have been tasked to conduct the Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for the Department.
Self-Evaluations were initiated in 2012 and will continue until all major areas have been evaluated. The following is a list of major areas that have been or are currently being evaluated. A summary/status of the evaluation is presented in the Transition Plan.
· Public Works Programs, Policies, Procedures, Training, and Maintenance Practices
· Public Works Facilities within the ROW
§ PED Ramps
§ Traffic Signals & APS Systems
Contacts: Title II ADA Coordinator
Room 220, Tri Tech Center
331 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Last updated Apr. 16, 2013