ADA Standards for Transportation Facilities

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DOT sealThe ADA Standards issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT) apply to facilities used by state and local governments to provide designated public transportation services, including bus stops and stations, and rail stations.  Other types of facilities covered by the ADA are subject to similar ADA Standards issued by the Department of Justice.  Both the DOT and DOJ standards are based on the Board’s ADA Accessibility Guidelines. 

This edition of DOT’s ADA Standards (2006) is consistent with the Board’s updated ADA (and ABA) guidelines but includes a few additional requirements concerning:

  • Location of Accessible Routes (206.3)
  • Detectable Warnings on Curb Ramps (406.8)
  • Bus Boarding and Alighting Areas (810.2.2)
  • Rail Station Platforms (810.5.3)

These standards became effective November 29, 2006.  See DOT's notice adopting these standards.