Transition Plan under the Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA requires State and local governments to develop and implement a Transition Plan to achieve program accessibility. The City of Auburn is currently updating its existing Transition Plan, last updated in 2009, to comprehensively address all aspects of the required Title II Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan, including facilities, public rights-of-way, and program access. Title 28 Part 35 of the Code of Federal Regulations outlines the requirements of a Transition Plan.
28 CFR 35.150(d) Transition Plan
(1) In the event that structural changes to facilities will be undertaken to achieve program accessibility, a public entity that employs 50 or more persons shall develop, within six months of January 26, 1992, a transition plan setting forth the steps necessary to complete such changes. A public entity shall provide an opportunity to interested persons, including individuals with disabilities or organizations representing individuals with disabilities, to participate in the development of the transition plan by submitting comments. A copy of the transition plan shall be made available for public inspection.
(2) If a public entity has responsibility or authority over streets, roads, or walkways, its transition plan shall include a schedule for providing curb ramps or other sloped areas where pedestrian walks cross curbs, giving priority to walkways serving entities covered by the Act, including State and local government offices and facilities, transportation, places of public accommodation, and employers, followed by walkways serving other areas.
(3) The plan shall, at a minimum—
(i) Identify physical obstacles in the public entity's facilities that limit the accessibility of its programs or activities to individuals with disabilities;
(ii) Describe in detail the methods that will be used to make the facilities accessible;
(iii) Specify the schedule for taking the steps necessary to achieve compliance with this section and, if the time period of the transition plan is longer than one year, identify steps that will be taken during each year of the transition period; and
(iv) Indicate the official responsible for implementation of the plan.
(4) If a public entity has already complied with the transition plan requirement of a Federal agency regulation implementing section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, then the requirements of this paragraph (d) shall apply only to those policies and practices that were not included in the previous transition plan.
The schedule for the City of Auburn ADA Transition Plan 2016 Update is as follows:
January 29, 2016 - Draft plan available on City's website for public comment
February 29, 2016 - Public comment period closed
March 31, 2016 - Final version of plan published to City's website
April 5, 2016 - Final version presented to City Council for adoption
Questions, comments or concerns regarding the City's ADA Transition Plan or Self-Evaluation may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.