October 28, 2002
I've reviewed AASHTO's response
guidelines. They say to forward comments to you and the US Access Board.
Overall, I believe AASHTO has done a very thorough job of addressing the issues
raised in the draft guidelines. The following are a few additional comments that
On page 10, under the recommendation for Sections 1102.3 and 1111.3, AASHTO
proposes the change "...or other temporary conditions over which the local
government has control." This is in the context of snow accumulation on
sidewalks, so I believe the statement should be worded "...the local government
has NO control."
On page 16, under Section 1106.1, AASHTO recommends reserving this section
(dealing with accessible pedestrian signals). I believe we should be more direct
in our opposition to installing accessible ped signals at all existing
locations. At a maximum, we should limit our installation of these devices to
locations where a specific request is made from either a local agency or a blind
citizen who frequents the area.
Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.
Operations Support Division, N925
Indiana Department of Transportation