2/1/2009 - US Department of Transportation adopted the New ADA/ABA Guidelines
The US Department of Transportation adopted the New ADA/ABA Guidelines, with minor modifications, as its Standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The action took effect on November 29, 2006. DOT was already covered by the ADA/ABA Guidelines for its own facilities when GSA adopted them as their ABA Standards a year ago. This makes all transportation facilities covered by the ADA and the Architectural Barriers Act subject to the new Standards.
Specific Guidelines and Standards for Public Rights of Way elements are still under consideration by the Access Board and DOT with no firm deadline for adoption. More information can be found in the attached adoption notice and at http://www.fta.dot.gov/civilrights/civil_rights_2360.html.