ADA Transition Plan
What is an ADA Transition Plan?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26,1990, is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability. As a provider of public transportation services and programs, the City of South St. Paul must comply with this Act, and has developed a Transition Plan detailing how the City will ensure that all facilities are accessible to all individuals.
The City of South St. Paul must meet these general requirements for individuals with disabilities:
- Access to all public programs and places
- Modification of policies that deny equal access
- Effective communication procedures
- An ADA Coordinator that coordinates ADA compliance
- Public notice of ADA requirements
- Grievance procedure for resolution of complaints
The City of South St. Paul’s goal is to provide ADA- accessible pedestrian design features as part of the City’s capital improvement projects (CIP). These standards and procedures will be kept up to date with nationwide and local best management practices.
ADA Improvement Plan
City of South St. Paul roadway system ADA improvements are based on projects identified in the City's Capital Improvement Plan and will be addressed using the following criteria:
- All new construction projects and City reconstruction projects with pedestrian facilities will be designed and constructed to conform with the most current ADA design practices to the extent feasible.
- ADA improvements on county rehabilitation or resurfacing projects will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
- ADA improvements requested by the public will be evaluated by City staff. Evaluation criteria will include pedestrian volumes, traffic volumes, condition of existing infrastructure and public safety.
City of South St. Paul Goals:
- After 5 years, items identified in the City's Capital Improvement Plan will be ADA-Compliant.
- After 20 years, 80% of accessibility features within the jurisdiction of the City will be ADA compliant.
The City of South St. Paul has identified an ADA Title II Coordinator to oversee City policies and procedures: