GUIDELINE SPECIFICATIONS FOR PASSIVE LIFTS, ACTIVE LIFTS, WHEELCHAIR RAMPS AND SECUREMENT DEVICES

These updated guideline specifications are for use by accessible vehicle purchasers in preparing specifications for passive and active lifts, wheelchair ramps and securement devices. These guidelines are an update of FTA Guidelines prepared in 1986. Major changes have been made in order to be in agreement with 49 CFR, Part 38. Part 38 is based on guidelines and requirements issued by the Architectural and Transportation Barrier Compliance Board, as required by Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Part 38 sets forth DOT standards in compliance with the Board's guidelines and requirements for accessible transportation vehicles. These updated guideline specifications also include changes based on experience since 1986 and on comments and suggestions of people from the transit industry who have reviewed drafts of these new guideline specifications. These updated guideline specifications are designed to accommodate loads not to exceed 600 pounds. Maximum safety for all persons using such lifts and devices and increased accessibility are of primary concern in the guideline specifications.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00628136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-DOT-T-93-03
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2003 12:00AM