U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Over the past few years, the Federal Highway Administration-Indiana Division has concentrated on helping agencies develop their Americans with Disabilities (ADA) programs and services. The links provided offer our customers the resources useful to achieve ADA compliance. Links include:
A survey conducted in 2008 revealed that only 9 local public agencies (LPAs) in Indiana had ADA - Transition Plans. Today, over 200 communities report having completed their plans.
Through offering many training sessions across Indiana, the Division sought to provide some tools to make the potentially difficult task of developing transition plans easier. Through the help of the state's metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) over 20 training sessions have been held with over 400 people representing 200 local governments.
The transformation within Indiana has been impressive, however we are still far from full compliance. There are still many local governments that need to fulfill their requirement for ADA transition planning within Indiana. Therefore the Indiana Division has posted resources we feel to be useful in guiding local governments through the development of transition plans.
The Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guideline (PROWAG) is recognized as the best practice for design of ADA compliant pedestrian facilities. As such, the Division is working with the INDOT to fully adopt these guidelines as standards. The 2011 PROWAG builds upon and supplements the 2005 PROWAG. Utilization of the PROWAG requires review of both the 2005 and 2011 editions. Additional design guidance is found in the Indiana Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (IMUTCD).
We sincerely hope the materials are useful, and that those who use them find the many rewards associated with providing access to people with disabilities.
Should you have any questions regarding transition plans or legislation, you may call Mr. Kenneth Woodruff, Civil Rights Program Manager at (317) 226-0542 or email him at Kenneth.Woodruff@dot.gov. Questions regarding design should be directed to Ms. Eryn Fletcher at (317) 226-7489 or email Eryn.Fletcher@dot.gov. They will be pleased to discuss your questions and the materials with you.