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Subcommittee on Boarding and Alighting
February 27, 2014

Scope:  The scope of this subcommittee is to review the current requirements for accessible boarding and alighting in the Access Board’s Rail Vehicles Accessibility Guidelines, which were originally issued in September, 1991 and have not been updated since that time.

Objective:  Recommend proposed revisions to update, improve or expand the scoping and technical criteria in order to ensure an acceptable level of access for individuals with disabilities on rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, intercity rail and other fixed guideway vehicles and systems covered under the Board’s current guidelines.  These recommendations will be based on current regulations and consideration of changes that have taken place in vehicle structure, technology and the needs and desires of people with disabilities.

Tasks:  The subcommittee will address:

Timetable:  Complete the review and recommendations by October 2014, for consideration by the full committee.

 


Subcommittee on Communications
February 27, 2014

Scope:  The scope of this subcommittee is to review the current requirements for communications in the Access Board’s Rail Vehicles Accessibility Guidelines, which were originally issued in September, 1991 and have not been updated since that time.

Objective:  Recommend proposed revisions to update, improve or expand the scoping and technical criteria in order to ensure an acceptable level of access for individuals with disabilities on rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, intercity rail and other fixed guideway vehicles and systems covered under the Board’s current guidelines.  These recommendations will be based on current regulations and consideration of changes that have taken place in vehicle structure, technology and the needs and desires of people with disabilities.

Tasks:  The subcommittee will address:

Timetable:  Complete the review and recommendations by October 2014, for consideration by the full committee.

 


Subcommittee on On-board Circulation (and Seating)
February 27, 2014

Scope:  The scope of this subcommittee is to review the current requirements for accessible on-board circulation in the Access Board’s Rail Vehicles Accessibility Guidelines, which were originally issued in September, 1991 and have not been updated since that time.

Objective:  Recommend proposed revisions to update, improve or expand the scoping and technical criteria in order to ensure an acceptable level of access for individuals with disabilities on rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, intercity rail and other fixed guideway vehicles and systems covered under the Board’s current guidelines.  These recommendations will be based on current regulations and consideration of changes that have taken place in vehicle structure, technology and the needs and desires of people with disabilities.

Tasks:  The subcommittee will address:

Timetable:  Complete the review and recommendations by October 2014, for consideration by the full committee.

 


Subcommittee on Rooms and Spaces
(Rest Rooms, Dining, Sleeping Compartments, etc.)
Scope and Objectives
February 27, 2014

Scope:  The scope of this subcommittee is to review the current requirements for certain accessible rooms and spaces (e.g., rest rooms, dining, and sleeping compartments) in the Access Board’s Rail Vehicles Accessibility Guidelines, which were originally issued in September, 1991 and have not been updated since that time.

Objective:  Recommend proposed revisions to update, improve or expand the scoping and technical criteria in order to ensure an acceptable level of access for individuals with disabilities on rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, intercity rail and other fixed guideway vehicles and systems covered under the Board’s current guidelines.  These recommendations will be based on current regulations and consideration of changes that have taken place in vehicle structure, technology and the needs and desires of people with disabilities.

Tasks:  The subcommittee will address:

Rest Rooms

Sleeping Compartments

Dining and Lounge

Timetable:  Complete the review and recommendations by October 2014, for consideration by the full committee.