Topic Guides on ADA Transportation Webinars

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The Topic Guides on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transportation, a series of technical assistance documents funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and developed by Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) and TranSystems Corporation, will be featured in a series of seven once-a-month webinars, one webinar on each Topic Guide. The webinar series will be coordinated by the Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC)-Great Lakes ADA Center and the DBTAC-Southwest ADA Center in collaboration with Easter Seals Project Accessible Community Transportation in Our Nation (ACTION).

Funded by FTA to provide technical assistance on transportation to transit agencies, riders, and advocates, the Topic Guides on ADA Transportation bring together the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Department of Transportation ADA regulations, FTA determinations, and best operational practices for ADA compliance. The Topic Guides also draw information from many other sources. The Topic Guides are available online at

Webinar Schedule: Second Tuesday of the month, through April 12, 2011.

Time: 11:00 am -12:30 pm Pacific Time; 10:00-11:30 am Alaska Time

Topics coming up:
Eligibility for ADA Paratransit (December 14)
Telephone Hold Time in ADA Paratransit (January 11)
Origin to Destination Service in ADA Paratransit (February 8)
On-Time Performance in ADA Paratransit (March 8)
No-Shows in ADA Paratransit (April 12)

View the Topic Guide Home Page, which offers each Topic Guide in HTML (Hypertext format), a PDF (Adobe Acrobat format) download, and a plain text option, at

The FTA Office of Civil Rights has also linked to the Topic Guides on ADA Transportation on its ADA web site under ADA Link and DREDF.

Registration is available online at

For further information, contact FTA Region 10ís Monica McCallum at (206) 220-4462 or email



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator