Americans with Disabilities Act

June 14, 2019, 2pm PDT
For four years, the city has worked to make public projects compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rather than granting an extension, the Department of Justice says it is closing the case.
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)
June 9, 2019, 11am PDT
Not everyone can ride a traditional two-wheeled bicycle, and it's ableist to assume they can, according to this op-ed. It's time to consider adaptive cycling as a crucial tool for providing access to mobility.
Streetsblog USA
May 23, 2019, 11am PDT
Beyond adding more housing to the market, fourplexes could bring a lot more federally mandated wheelchair accessibility to Portland.
Sightline
April 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
A crowdsourcing app allows citizens to hold the public realm to higher standards of access and mobility.
Crosscut
April 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The fine for misuse of a placard will increase considerably, but not everyone agrees this is the right way to address a growing problem.
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
Today's Google Doodle celebrates an important component of accessibility and mobility for the visually impaired.
Google
December 20, 2018, 2pm PST
City bikeshare programs are failing to provide equal access for disabled residents, the Times reports.
New York Times
November 28, 2018, 11am PST
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is part of Project Civic Access, a federal initiative to make public facilities accessible. Making the changes necessary for compliance has been challenging for the city.
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)
November 20, 2018, 7am PST
A common wintertime compliant about snow removal for cars taking priority over bike lanes and sidewalks might be a little less common this winter.
WTOP
September 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
Following a scathing performance report by King County, in Washington, system officials are implementing an overhaul of the Access paratransit system.
Crosscut
May 22, 2018, 11am PDT
The city will survey every one of its 37,000 street corners for compliance.
Oregon Live
April 6, 2018, 8am PDT
Threat of a Senate filibuster has blocked the progress of a bill that would restrict enforcement of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Rewire.News
March 10, 2018, 11am PST
Designed to thwart predatory lawsuits, the bill could make it easier for businesses to ignore barriers to access, disability rights advocates say.
The Washington Post
February 11, 2018, 9am PST
The New York subway might lead the nation in terms of reach and ridership, but it still lags behind other rail systems in the country on one critical point: access to people with special needs.
Crain's New York Business
September 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
An underreported bill in the current congressional session would create a waiting period for Americans with Disabilities Act claims.
NOS Magazine
July 27, 2017, 9am PDT
The Adaptive Biketown system hit the streets in Portland on July 21, 2017.
Bike Portland
July 26, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle has finally been compelled to maintain pedestrian infrastructure in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Urbanist
July 11, 2017, 6am PDT
Accessibility remains a hot-button issue for transportation network companies, and the city of New York is now moving forward with a proposal that would not intact the chosen policies if companies like Uber were deciding.
Politico New York
June 28, 2017, 5am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is moving forward on a proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) system that connects Downtown Pittsburgh with Uptown, Oakland, and Wilkinsburg, with branches to Squirrel Hill and Highland Park.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 1, 2017, 1pm PDT
Two class action lawsuits take New York’s inaccessible metro system to task.
New York Times