Americans With Disabilities Act and Its Effects On Legal Cases


  • Robert T. Hintersteiner



ADA, accessibility


This Paper Will Discuss The Americans With Disabilities Act (Ada) Regulations, Problems Of Compliance, And Liabilities. Since The Passage Of The Americans With Disabilities Act (Ada) Of 1990, The Transit Industry Has Faced Numerous Legal Cases Concerning Compliance With Ada Regulations By Transit Operators, Violation Of An Individuals Civil Rights, And Liability Issues. The Federal Transit Administration (Fta) Has Required That Each Transit Operator Be In Compliance By January 26, 1997, And That Each Agency Sign A Voluntary Compliance Agreement Stating That It Will Be In Full Compliance By 2020.2 Under The Ada Law, The United States Department Of Transportation (Usdot) Is Required To Enforce The Regulations, Which Also Includes The Enforcement Power To Have All Transit Operators (Agencies) Comply With The Civil Rights Act Of 1964, And The Rehabilitation Act Of 1973. The Ada Regulations Require That All Transit Routes Be Accessible To The Disabled By January 26, 1997. If They Cannot, Then They Are Required To Provide A Paratransit Operation Until They Meet Full Compliance. In 1993, The Usdot Finalized And Published The Ada For Paratransit Eligibility Manual, September 1993 (Dot-T-93-17), Which Determined Compliance Regulations For The Transit Industry Regarding Providing Paratransit Operations To Eligible Passengers. These Laws And Regulations Have Created The Following Types Of Legal Cases: Voluntary Compliance Of Each Transit Agency Violations Of An Individuals Civil Rights Accident Liability




How to Cite

Hintersteiner, Robert T. 1996. “Americans With Disabilities Act and Its Effects On Legal Cases”. Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers 13 (1).