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State Department of Transportation issues ADA transition plan

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Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll announced the draft update to the department's Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan is available for review and comment. The ADA transition plan provides a self-assessment of the accessibility of sidewalks, rest areas and other buildings and facilities owned and operated directly by NYSDOT.

"The New York State Department of Transportation is fully committed to providing safe and accessible facilities and services to all citizens," Driscoll said. "I encourage individuals to review and comment on this plan as it will guide future investment decisions."

The draft ADA transition plan is an essential tool for guiding the planning and programming of transportation projects. It also details ADA guidance, programs and services administered by NYSDOT.

The plan is now available for public review and comment. Copies of the plan are available during normal business hours at any of NYSDOT's 11 regional offices, including 100 Seneca St., Buffalo (716-847-3238, https://www.dot.ny.gov/regional-offices/region5/contacts)

The document can be accessed online at: www.dot.ny.gov/programs/adamanagement/ada-transition-plan. Comments and questions regarding the draft ADA transition plan may also be submitted via email to or in writing to: New York State Department of Transportation, Policy and Planning Division, Draft ADA Transition Plan Comments, 50 Wolf Road, 6th Floor, Albany, NY 12232.

NYSDOT requests comments be submitted by Nov. 30.

NYSDOT will review and address comments received during the public comment period. These comments will be incorporated into the final ADA transition plan submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.

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