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ADA Transition Plan

{Glen Cofer, ADA Coordinator}

We are currently working on consolidating our data from the Self-Evaluation. This will be compiled in our Transition Plan.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to monitor sub-recipients who receive TDOT assistance (local governments, contractors, consultants or groups) to ensure compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with respect to TDOT funded (both Federal and State assistance) projects and programs. 28 CFR 35.130(b)(1)(v) and 49CFR27.7(V)

In 2010, at the 20th anniversary of the signing of the ADA, all federal agencies recommitted to enforcing the ADA, so they are now withholding federal grants and federal funding from agencies who have not completed this important process. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 lends further protection of the basis established by Section 504 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities regardless of whether they receive federal financial assistance. Title II of the Act specifically applies to state and local government services and the programs and activities they administer, including items built before and after 1990.

Deadline for completion of the Transition Plan is November 2019