Advisory: PBOT releases its 2023 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II Public Right of Way Transition Plan Annual Report

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(April 3, 2024) As part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT’s) commitment to ensuring an accessible transportation system, the annual Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II Public Right of Way Transition Plan report shares the progress being made to modify transportation system elements such as audible pedestrian signals and curb ramps.

On March 29, 2024, PBOT posted its 2023 Annual Report under its ADA Title II Public Right of Way Transition Plan Update. PBOT is required to release a report by the end of March each year per Portland City Council’s July 2021 Resolution 37543. The third annual report outlines PBOT’s accomplishments advancing federally required ADA compliance for 2023.

For details of the 2023 work, please read the 2023 Annual Report. It is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Russian on our Annual Reports webpage.

Some of the other progress shared in the report includes:

  • PBOT built or remediated, made compliant, 1314 curb ramps including those from the Ramps by Request program.
  • The bureau added more than 70 accessible parking spaces to Portland's transportation system.
  • The report identifies multiple times the bureau engaged community members with disabilities in our work. It is very important to have their input on the bureau's work to ensure compliant elements are also the most usable.
  • The report also includes information about transportation system improvements that are not ADA requirements but provide safer pedestrian movement, sometimes especially for people with disabilities.

Because the bureau is still developing data collection methods, completed work is likely underreported. PBOT looks forward to providing more thorough and comprehensive reports in the coming years.  

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Strader, PBOT ADA Coordinator,