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DDOT Announces New Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Council

Monday, August 14, 2017
District residents sought to ensure people with disabilities are represented in local transit, public space decision-making process


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, August 14, 2017

Media Contacts
Terry Owens— (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Maura Danehey – (202) 306-1668, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Equity and Inclusion Division seeks community participation for its new District-wide Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Council. The Council will advise the Mayor, the City Council and multiple District agencies on how to effectively increase local transit and public space access for individuals with disabilities. It will consist of nine members – DDOT Director or designee, Office of Disability Rights Director or designee, Office of Human Rights Director or designee, and six District residents who will represent the disability advocacy community.

The Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Council complies with the Transportation Reorganization Amendment Act of 2015, which requires such a Council to be developed to ensure people with disabilities have a presence as the government makes local transit and public space-related decisions. The Council will meet quarterly, with ad hoc meetings scheduled as needed to discuss time-sensitive public space and transit accessibility concerns.

Interested community members are encouraged to contact DDOT to learn more about becoming a Council representative. If you are interested, would like to learn more, or know of someone who would like to participate, contact DDOT Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator Cesar Barreto (202.671.2829, [email protected]) by Friday, September 1. To learn more about DDOT’s civil rights programs and services, visit https://ddot.dc.gov/service/civil-rights-program-and-services.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

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