Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Infrastructure Program
One of the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) goals is Mobility – Maximize transportation system performance and accessibility. In support of this goal, Caltrans created the ADA Infrastructure Program under its Maintenance and Operations Program.
The objective of the ADA Infrastructure Program is to make Caltrans infrastructure equally accessible to persons with disabilities.
Caltrans does not discriminate on the basis of disability and believes in providing equal access to all of its infrastructure, programs, services, and activities. Caltrans is committed to working with its partners to identify and address access barriers to its infrastructure.
In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Caltrans has designated a Statewide ADA Coordinator who is responsible to coordinate ADA compliance across the State. Caltrans has also established a website where access barriers can be reported.
STATEWIDE ADA COORDINATOR
Alex Morales III
California Department of Transportation
ADA Infrastructure Program – MS 48
1120 N Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814
(866) 810-6346 (Toll Free)
(916) 653-4913 (Local)
Fax (916) 653-3055
REPORT ACCESS BARRIER OR GRIEVANCE
To report an access barrier such as a missing curb ramp, sidewalk that is too narrow for wheelchairs to pass, lack of detectable warnings for vision impaired individuals, inaccessible pedestrian push buttons at traffic signals, etc., on the State Highway System infrastructure, please submit an ADA Access Request or contact us at (866) 810-6346.
ADA programs, services and activities not related to the State Highway System infrastructure are addressed by the Caltrans Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO). Additional information on this subject can be obtained from the OBEO.
CALTRANS POLICIES, GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES
- Deputy Directive 42 – R3: American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and State Disability Laws
- Traffic Operations Policy Document on Accessible Pedestrian Signals
- Design Information Bulletin 81-01
- Design Information Bulletin 82-04
- Accessibility Design
- Temporary Pedestrian Facilities Handbook
- ADA Class Action Settlement Agreement
The settlement agreement, ordered by the court and entered into by and among all parties to the class action lawsuit, requires that for thirty years Caltrans complete an annual report providing sufficient information to allow the plaintiffs' attorneys to evaluate whether Caltrans is complying with the terms of the settlement agreement. The first report being due within 180 days after the close of FY 2010–2011 (that is, by December 27, 2011).
The annual report includes information on Caltrans' compliance with the settlement agreement. It includes Caltrans' accomplishments for each of the ten reporting requirements, as noted in the settlement agreement.
The Legislative Analyst's Office Supplemental Report of the 2010–11 Budget Package, Business, Transportation & Housing, Item 2660–001–0042—California Department of Transportation requires Caltrans to report annually for three years to the fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature and the Legislative Analyst's Office information about Caltrans' ADA compliance program and efforts related to the settlement of lawsuits regarding violations of the ADA. The first report is due no later than 12 months after the final settlement has been approved by the presiding court. Two subsequent reports are due annually thereafter.
The reports include the following:
- An overview of Caltrans' ADA compliance program.
- A description of recent changes made to Caltrans' ADA program.
- The total level of resources Caltrans has allocated to its ADA program, including (a) staff resources, (b) contract resources, and (c) capital outlay or other funds.
- A list of ADA-related complaints received and investigated by Caltrans.
- A summary of the capital outlay projects that have been awarded to address noncompliant facilities.
ADA TRANSITION PLAN
The Caltrans ADA Transition Plan is an online database that highlights how Caltrans is working to comply with ADA requirements.