Americans with Disabilities Act - Proposed Circular Chapter, Vehicle Acquisition

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On October 2, 2012, The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its web site proposed guidance in the form of a circular chapter to help transportation providers ensure that the buses and rail cars they acquire meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.

This proposed chapter on vehicle acquisition is the first in a series of approximately 12 chapters that will compose a complete ADA circular. By public notice, FTA invites public comment on this proposed circular chapter and suggestions for specific issues to cover in future chapters.

Comments must be submitted by December 3, 2012. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable.

The full Federal Register may be found at

For program questions, Dawn Sweet, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Transit Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room E54-437, Washington, DC 20590, 202-366-4018, or email For legal questions, Bonnie Graves, Office of Chief Counsel, same address, Room E56306, 202-366-4011, or email

For further information, contact Region 10s Christopher MacNeith at 206-220-4462 or email



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator