Letters of Finding are issued as the result of investigation, analysis, and determination of complaints received by the FTA Office of Civil Rights. These documents are administratively determined and are not precedential in nature. Generally, Letters of Finding, which are normally addressed to a specific individual or entity, set forth the agency’s determination regarding an issue involving a specific factual situation. Such letters may be helpful to others when dealing with the same issue involving similar facts. Previously, this webpage contained the regulatory sections of 49 CFR Part 37 with Letters of Findings listed in the applicable section. Those letters were issued between October 2000 and April 2001.
While we are now posting letters in an alternate structure, those letters posted previously are still available here: October 2000–April 2001 Letters of Finding http://www.fta.dot.gov/civilrights/ada/civil_rights_3903.html
In July 2007 the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), sponsored by FTA, issued Legal Research Digest 23, "The Americans with Disabilities Act: The Federal Transit Administration's Letters of Findings and Compliance Assessments." This project indexed by subject and issue Letters of Finding between June 1996 and June 2005, inclusive of those previously available on this webpage. The full index can be ordered, or downloaded for free as a PDF or .ISO CD-ROM Image, The Americans with Disabilities Act: The Federal Transit Administration’s Letters of Findings and Compliance Assessments [http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8128]
Going forward from the timeframe covered by the TCRP Digest, we will post relevant Letters of Finding here, using a subject and issue index similar to that of the Digest for consistency and user ease. Letters containing multiple issues are listed in each section and may appear more than once.
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