July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is updating its ADA Title II Transition Plan for the public right-of-way and we want your feedback.
Components of an ADA Title II Transition Plan
The main components in an ADA Title II Transition Plan include:
- Identification of transportation infrastructure like curb ramps, pedestrian signals, and sidewalks that aren’t fully compliant with ADA requirements
- Identification of making all of PBOT's programs, policies, and procedures accessible
- A timeline to make modifications for compliance
- A process to submit an accessibility complaint to PBOT
- A person responsible for implementation of the plan
The plan will be submitted to City Council for approval after the public review period, most likely in early 2021. We welcome your feedback on the draft.
Review the draft
The draft plan is available for review in 11 languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Lao, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. The draft can be found here.
How to share your feedback
An online survey for providing comments on the draft is available in 11 languages and can be found here.
Please send an e-mail to Lisa Strader, ADA Coordinator, ADATransitionPlan@portlandoregon.gov if you would like us to email or mail the survey questions to you, so you can provide your feedback by email or mail, or if you need to take the survey by phone.
We look forward to your feedback!
Virtual Open House Meetings
Six virtual open house meetings are scheduled from September to November. If you are interested learning more about the draft plan and would like to provide your feedback, please see the upcoming events to register for a Zoom open house meeting. Event information is available here.
We will be looking at the most effective and diverse ways to engage people throughout the city to talk about the plan, recognizing that in-person meetings may be limited or non-existent for the next several months. We want to engage as many people as possible. As part of that, we also want to attend existing meetings of interested people and organizations, even where these are virtual meetings. If you would like us to attend a meeting once the plan is released, please contact Lisa Strader, ADA Coordinator, ADATransitionPlan@portlandoregon.gov.