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 Americans with Disabilities & Civil Rights

Regulatory documents related to access to facilities and services for persons with disabilities, other disability-related topics, and civil rights issues.


Topic DOT Docket Number Comments Due to APTA Comments Due to FTA APTA Comments Result
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles: Final Rule​ ​​ATBCB 2010–0004 ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A
FTA Notice - 2016 Mobility on Demand Sandbox Program​  ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A
​FTA Notice - Fiscal Year 2016 Rides to Wellness Demonstration and Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grants Competitive Program Project Selections  ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A
​Final Rule: Amendment of Americans With Disabilities Act Title II and Title III Regulations To Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008​ ​CRT Docket No. 124; AG Order No. 3702–2016 ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A
DOJ: ​Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities: Supplemental advance notice of proposed rulemaking.​ CRT Docket No. 128 ​8/1/16 ​8/8/16 Final Comments 8/8/16​​
Notice of Proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Program Circular: Notice of proposed revisions to circular and request for comment​

Proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Program Circular​

​FTA-2016-0013 ​4/28/16 ​5/2/16 Final Comments 5/2/16​ ​Notice of Final Circular 9/29/16​​
​Transportation for Individuals With Disabilities; Service Criteria for Complementary Paratransit Fares​ ​DOT-OST-2015-0075 ​9/16/15 ​9/21/15 Final Comments 9/21/15​​​ Notification of disposition of petition for rulemaking.
Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guidelines: NPRM ATBCB–2015–0002 5/22/15 5/28/15 Final Comments
FTA - National Aging and Disability Transportation Center Under FTA’s Technical Assistance Program N/A N/A N/A N/A

Americans With Disabilities Act: Proposed Circular Amendment 2


FTA Draft Chapters ADA Circular Amendment2 - Final

FTA-2014-0024 2/6/15 2/11/15

Final Comments 2/11/15





Notice of Final Circular

Final Circular​

Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities: Final Circular Notice


Final Circular


FTA–2013–0026 N/A N/A N/A
OST - Miscellaneous Civil Rights Amendments (RRR) N/A N/A N/A N/A
US DOT Report on the DOT DBE Program N/A N/A N/A Final Comments 8/20/2013

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: Program Implementation Modifications NPRM



Notice of Reopening Comment Period and Public Listening Session.

Note: Listening session on 10/9/13 in Washington, DC @ 12:00 noon EDT.

OST-2012-0147 10/29/12







Final Comments 12/24/12

Americans With Disabilities Act-Proposed Circular Chapter, Vehicle Acquisition

Americans with Disabilities Act Circular C 4710.1 Draft Chapter for Public Comment


Americans With Disabilities Act: Proposed Circular Amendment 1


Americans with Disabilities Act Circular C 4710.1 Draft Chapter for Public Comment-February 2014






















Final Comments 12/3/2012




Final Comments 4/21/14


Transportation for Individuals with Disabilities

Comment period extension




Extension of Comment Period










Part 1, Final Comments, 7/20/06

Part 2, Final Comments, 7/28/06


Final Comments 8/25/10


Final Rule 9/19/11


Final Rule 3/13/15

Final Rule Correction 5/7/15​


Summary of rule requirements prepared by Rich DeRock 

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