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DDOT to Host Public Meeting for its ADA Transition Plan

Friday, August 15, 2014

DDOT to Host Public Meeting for its ADA Transition Plan

Public is invited to offer input on framework of ADA transition plan

Media Contacts

Reggie Sanders — 202-437-0809, reggie.sanders@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — 202-497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host two meetings to gather input from the public for DDOT’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. The plan will craft a framework for making the District’s public rights of way accessible to individuals with disabilities by identifying and prioritizing barriers. Public rights of way typically include sidewalks, pedestrian paths, curb ramps, street crossings, driveway crossings, crosswalks, median crossings, public transit stops, and pedestrian-activated signal systems.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to speak to DDOT and Transition Plan staff about the project, and share input about barriers to accessibility, and concerns regarding the District’s public right of way. A short presentation will describe the Transition Plan work and familiarize attendees with the process. Interactive activities will solicit input on preferred ways of addressing concerns. 

WHEN

WHERE

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Mt. Pleasant Library
3160 16th St., NW

Metrorail: Columbia Heights (Green/Yellow Line)
Metrobus: Visit www.wmata.com

Thursday, October 2, 2014
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Matthews Memorial Baptist Church
Lecture Hall

2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE

Metrorail: Anacostia Station (Green Line)
Metrobus: Visit www.wmata.com
Parking: Church parking lot available

The public is invited to attend both meetings.  Each location will follow the same agenda and host the same activities. For more information about DDOT’s ADA Transition Plan and meeting updates, visit http://www.adaplanddotdc.com.

For those needing special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Shelley Johnson, at (301) 424-6133 or shelley@sharpandco.com, 72 hours in advance of each meeting. These services are provided free of charge.

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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes. 

In accordance with the DC Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, DC Official Code sec. 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.