Transit station use by the handicapped is one area of concern affected by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Within any given transit station facility, problems related to vertical movement of level change (i.e., stairway and ramp width, ramp grades, stairway tread, height of risers, and use of escalators and elevators), especially for the handicapped, can be most critical. The Reston conference addressed some of these problems in light of existing and potential vertical movement technology. New transit systems or modifications to existing systems can incorporate appropriate designs to solve level-change problems that will accommodate Section 504 requirements. Design solutions for new stations may also be applicable to the adaptation of older stations. (Author)

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    • Proceedings of a conference held May 20-23, 1979 at the Sheraton International Conference Center, Reston, Virginia.
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    Transportation Research Board

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    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-DC-06-0149-80-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-80040
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1981 12:00AM