Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles

Docket ID: ATBCB-2010-0004
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB)

This rulemaking would update the accessibility guidelines for buses, over-the-road buses, and vans covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The accessibility guidelines for other transportation vehicles covered by the ADA, including vehicles operated in fixed guideway systems (e.g., rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, high speed rail, and intercity rail) would be updated in a future rulemaking (RIN 3014-AA42). The guidelines ensure that transportation vehicles covered by the ADA are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued enforceable standards (49 CFR part 37) that apply to the acquisition of new, used, and remanufactured transportation vehicles, and the remanufacture of existing transportation vehicles covered by the ADA. DOT is expected to update its standards in a separate rulemaking to be consistent with the updated guidelines.

RIN: 3014-AA38
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1192
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 12204
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
Federalism Implications: Yes
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Availability of Draft Revisions to Guidelines04/11/200772 FR 18179
NPRM07/26/201075 FR 43748
NPRM Comment Period End11/23/2010
NPRM Comment Period Reopened08/20/201277 FR 50068
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End10/31/2012
Final Action10/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: Accessibility Guidelines for Buses and Vans
Keyword(s): ABA, ADA, Transportation, Vehicles
Subtype: NA
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Oct 31, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/20/2012
ID: ATBCB-2010-0004-0057
Comment Period Closed
Nov 23, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/26/2010
ID: ATBCB-2010-0004-0001
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/03/2010
ID: ATBCB-2010-0004-0006

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/04/2013
ID: ATBCB-2010-0004-0091
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/14/2012
ID: ATBCB-2010-0004-0089
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/29/2012
ID: ATBCB-2010-0004-0088


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Gretchen Jacobs
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