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FHWA Civil Rights Program Commendable Practices

The FHWA Resource Center and Headquarters Office of Civil Rights are publishing Commendable Practices, which are submitted to the FHWA Division Offices, from State Departments of Transportation.

Civil Rights Commendable Practices are useful to our customers, partners, and stakeholders to administer their Civil Rights programs.  A Commendable Practice demonstrates one of the following criteria:

For questions or more information, contact Sandy Talbert-Jackson, Resource Center Civil Rights Specialist, at sandy.talbert-jackson@dot.gov.

Please note a Commendable Practice is for sharing purposes only. It is not an endorsement of a particular practice.  FHWA does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services.

State:  Florida

Safe Accessible Pedestrian Facilities Inventory Model (SAPFIM)

Safe Accessible Pedestrian Facilities Inventory Model (SAPFIM) is a web-based, geospatial tool developed through partnership between Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Florida International University.  It is a simple, easy to operate application that allows community groups, Local Public Agencies (LPAs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) or industry to inventory pedestrian facilities, identify safety or accessibility issues, map and prioritize repair and develop a work program response.   SAPFIM began development in 2015 and is currently available for use nationwide.  It is free, however smaller agencies without a web server might need to contract for maintenance of data.

Finally, SAPFIM is an excellent example of low cost/no cost, tech savvy methods of complying with 28 CFR 35.105 and 150; and the importance of partnership in advancing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program compliance - federal, state, local, planning, industry, and communities all have a vested interest in the safety and accessibility of their facilities.  FHWA Resource Center, FHWA Division Office and FHWA Headquarters Office of Civil Rights have been important partners in testing and marking SAPFIM.  

For more information, check out the following brochure: http://www.fdot.gov/designsupport/ADA/SAPFIM.pdf

Points of Contact

Carey Shepherd, FHWA Florida Division Office, Civil Rights Officer, carey.shepherd@dot.gov, 850-553-2206

Lorraine Moyle, Florida Department of Transportation, Local Agency Program Administrator, lorraine.moyle@dot.state.fl.us, 850-414-4383

Sub-Recipient Compliance Assessment Tool (SCAT)

To ensure Title VI and ADA compliance among Local Agency Programs (LAPs), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) certifies agencies as eligible for FHWA-assisted projects.  Therefore, LAPs must complete a Sub-Recipient Compliance Assessment Tool (SCAT) form and upload it along with supporting documentation (policies, complaint procedures and assurances) to a central site called the Local Agency Program Information Tool (LAPIT).  Agencies are rated as green (compliant), yellow (partially compliant) or red (noncompliant) by an FDOT/FHWA Team.  Red agencies are ineligible; yellow can proceed, but will receive a full review during the certification period; green are substantially complaint and only randomly selected for full reviews.   All agencies must go through the entire process every year. The process is in its eighth (8th) year and grows more refined and automated each year.   It meets both successful implementation and technology-based program delivery criteria. 

For more info, see the Title VI LAP Resource Page which includes a Handbook, SCAT Form, Assurance Form, Template for Policies/Complaint Procedures and much more!  http://www.fdot.gov/programmanagement/LAP/TitleVI.shtm

Points of Contact

Carey Shepherd, FHWA Florida Division Office, Civil Rights Officer, carey.shepherd@dot.gov, 850-553-2206

Lorraine Moyle, Florida Department of Transportation, Local Agency Program Administrator, lorraine.moyle@dot.state.fl.us, 850-414-4383

 

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