October 31, 2011

The Board will hold a public hearing on its proposed guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way on November 9 from 9:30 to 11:30.  The event will provide an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on these guidelines which the Board published for public comment in July.  The guidelines provide design criteria for accessible public streets and sidewalks, including pedestrian access routes, street crossings, curb ramps and blended transitions, on-street parking, street furniture, and other elements.

The hearing will take place at the Board’s meeting space at 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800, in downtown Washington, D.C.  Registration is not required, but those who wish to provide comments are encouraged to contact Kathy Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (202) 272-0041 (voice), or (202) 272-0065 (TTY).  The Board held a similar hearing in Dallas on September 12.

In addition to the hearing, comments on the Board’s proposal can be submitted through Federal government's rulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov.  Comments are due by November 23.  Further information on this rulemaking available on the rights-of-way homepage

Public Hearing on the Proposed Public ROW Guidelines    
November 9 (9:30 to 11:30)    
Access Board Meeting Room    
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800    
Washington, DC 20004