Proposal to Update ADA Guidelines for Buses and Vans

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Published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2010.

36 CFR Parts 1192

[Docket No. ATBCB 2010-0004]
RIN 3014-AA38

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles

AGENCY:  Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION:  Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:  The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is proposing to revise and update its accessibility guidelines for buses, over-the-road buses, and vans.  The guidelines ensure that transportation vehicles are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.  The guidelines apply to the acquisition of new, used, and remanufactured transportation vehicles, and the remanufacture of existing transportation vehicles to the extent required by regulations issued by the Department of Transportation.  The guidelines for transportation vehicles operated in fixed guideway systems (e.g., rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, and intercity rail) will be revised and updated at a future date.

DATES:  Comments must be received by November 23, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 2007-1 or RIN number 3014-AA38, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal:  http://www.regulations.gov.  Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Include docket number ATBCB 2010-0004 or RIN number 3014-AA38 in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax:  202-272-0081.
  • Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier:  Office of Technical and Informational Services, Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111.

All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jim Pecht, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F Street, NW, suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111.  Telephone (202) 272-0021. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Supplementary Information:

  • Background
  • Format and Organization
  • Proposed Changes That Received Substantial Comment
  • Service Issues
  • Section-by-Section Analysis
  • Regulatory Process Matters
  • Notes