Under federal laws, regulations and guidance, state (and local) governments must develop a transition plan to remediate deficiencies addressed in the self-evaluation. SHA’s transition plan, which goes beyond the minimal requirements, does several things, listed below.
ADA improvements in the public rights of way are accomplished through a variety of construction and maintenance programs, such are resurfacing, spot safety, etc. However, the ADA Retrofit Program (Fund 33) is specifically targeted to address ADA deficiencies found in the self-evaluation. SHA initial Transition Plan was completed in December, 2009. It is continually updated.
The transition plan does several items:
A schedule developed to implement specific improvements based on the prioritization of needs, the estimated cost of improvements, and available funding. The dates for this schedule are tied to the self-evaluation. Maryland’s county-by-county approach to the self-evaluation is intended facilitate early implementation of projects.
The transition plan, initially completed in December 2009, was developed through the following steps:
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