This report identifies major innovative technology developments which show promise for provision of transit accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) while at the same time being compatible with economic constraints and with the broader mission of transit to serve the general public. Key developments include: low floor vehicles; miniplatforms; platform edge warning systems. In all cases, the report provides information on cost, maintainability, acceptance by operators and the disabled community and regulatory implications. It also recommends fruitful areas of research, development and demonstration activity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McGean, T J
  • Publication Date: 1991-11-22

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 193 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00619508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-OH-06-0056-91-8
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1996 12:00AM