In 1990, the federal government adopted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This legislation required every state and local government to either:
- Demonstrate that their facilities that provide space for programs, services, and activities were fully compliant with existing federal and state access requirements, or
- Develop a plan to address barriers to access by preparing an ADA Self-evaluation and Transition Plan for physical facilities and the policies or practices that require revisions.
In 2015, the City of Fresno Department of Transportation (Fresno Area Express/FAX) hired SZS Engineering Access, Inc. to assess approximately 1700 bus stops in Fresno in order to develop an ADA Transition Plan for FAX facilities. The draft ADA Transition Plan, which is currently available for public review, identifies remediation of barriers to access for people with disabilities. Future updates will provide a prioritization schedule for remediation.
This draft plan is intended to ensure that FAX remains in compliance with the ADA by scheduling the remediation of barriers to access over time until a point at which remediation is completed. The Fresno City Council will be asked to adopt the plan in Summer/Fall 2021.
SZS Engineering provided a presentation of the draft plan at the following virtual meetings. Here is the written transcript of the presentation at the DAC Transportation Subcommittee, and the Audio and Visual Transcript.
Social Service Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC):
April 20, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Disability Advisory Commission (DAC)
Transportation Subcommittee Meeting
April 28, 2021 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Should you have questions or comments specific to this transition plan, please email:
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