Updated ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buses and Vans
Published in the Federal Register December 14, 2016.
36 CFR Part 1192
[Docket No. ATBCB 2010-0004]
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles
AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board) is issuing a final rule that revises its existing accessibility guidelines for non-rail vehicles – namely, buses, over-the-road buses, and vans – acquired or remanufactured by entities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The revised guidelines ensure that such vehicles are readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is required to revise its accessibility standards for transportation vehicles acquired or remanufactured by entities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to be consistent with the final rule.
DATES: The final rule is effective January 13, 2017. Compliance with the final rule is not required until DOT revises its accessibility standards for buses, over-the-road buses, and vans acquired or remanufactured by entities covered by the ADA to be consistent with the final rule.
The incorporation by reference of one publication listed in the final rule was approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 13, 2017.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Windley, U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111. Telephone numbers: 202-272-0025 (voice) or 202-272-0028 (TTY). E-mail address: email@example.com.