ADA Compliance Planning

Compliance planning ensures that all Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Public Rights of Way (PROW) comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This is the compliance planning process:

  • ADA Compliance Planning
    • Self-Evaluation Plan: The self-evaluation surveys existing access in PROW facilities. MDOT SHA's self-evaluation consists of two parts: a field inventory of existing conditions based on a statewide checklist and local public meetings to discuss survey results. The results are used to identify and prioritize improvements that will be implemented through the transition plan.
    • Public Involvement: Public involvement is critical to providing the disabled with the best accommodations, locations and infrastructure design. It also helps MDOT SHA determine how to prioritize projects, determine if anything has been overlooked and evaluate if field level efforts meet public needs. Public involvement takes many forms. It is a part of the self-evaluation and transition plan. On-going dialogue with people with disabilities, both individually and in groups, helps MDOT SHA ensure that its efforts meet the needs of people with disabilities.

    • Transition Plan: The transition plan identifies deficiencies and the compliant elements needed to achieve accessibility to PROW. It is essentially a schedule that prioritizes certain types of changes and allows the State to program improvements cost-effectively. Public meetings allow people to provide input about their concerns.


    • Annual Compliance Reports

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