The Nevada Department of Transportation is soliciting public feedback on Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility plans for Nevada roadways and transportation infrastructure.
New NDOT roadways and facilities are constructed to meet accessibility needs. But, roads and facilities built decades ago may not fully reach current accessibility standards. NDOT has surveyed all state-owned roadway sidewalks, ramps, slopes, pedestrian push buttons, sidewalk crossings and other accessibility components on the more than 5,000 miles of state-maintained roadway to rank compliance with ADA accessibility guidelines. From that data, the department is prioritizing a list of potential future projects, such as improved sidewalk ramps and moving utility poles from sidewalks, to enhance accessibility.
NDOT has also developed a new ADA Transition Plan which establishes policy, procedures and programs to further enhance accessibility on Nevada roads. The public and other stakeholders are invited to review the plan and provide feedback through Oct. 31 by visiting nevadadot.com/ADA.
“We are dedicated to keeping Nevadans safe and connected, and that means continually providing a transportation system that is accessible to all,” NDOT Principal Road Design Engineer Natalie Caffaratti said. “We look forward to hearing feedback from Nevadans on how we can best serve everyone using Nevada’s transportation system.”
NDOT-related ADA concerns, complaints or questions can also be directed on-line through nevadadot.com, or via e-mail at email@example.com, as well as by letter or phone call at (775) 888-7193 or TTY at 855-878-6368. The department will conduct a responsive and thorough review of accessibility concerns.
NDOT also helps administer federal funding for vital local transit services that help those with limited mobility get where they need to go. Annually, hundreds of thousands of transit rides are offered through local transit services with federal funding administered by NDOT.