Every station, bus stop, bus stop pad, terminal, building or other transportation facility, must comply with the applicable provisions of ADAAG 4.1 through 4.35, ADAAG 5 through 9, and the applicable provisions of ADAAG 10.
Note: The exception for elevators in 4.1.3(5) Exception 1 and 4.1.6(1)(k) do not apply to a terminal, depot, or other station used for specified public transportation, or an airport passenger terminal, or facilities subject to Title II.
|10.3.1||Fixed Facilities, Terminals and Stations:||Do new stations in rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, intercity bus, intercity rail, high speed rail, and other fixed guideway systems (e.g., automated guideway transit, monorails, etc.) comply with the following provisions, as applicable?|
|10.3.1(1)||Circulation Path -- Vertical Access:||Are all elements, such as ramps, elevators or other circulation devices, placed in such a way as to minimize the distance a wheelchair user and other persons who cannot negotiate steps must travel, as compared to the general public?|
|Fare Areas:||Are fare vending, other ticketing areas, and fare collection areas placed in such a way as to minimize the distance a wheelchair user and other persons who cannot negotiate steps must travel, as compared to the general public?|
|Accessible Entrance and Route:||Does the circulation path, (including an accessible entrance and accessible route) coincide with the circulation path for the general public, to the maximum extent practicable?|
|10.3.1(1)||Directional Signage Where Circulation Path is Different:||If the circulation path is different from that for the general public, are there signs provided to indicate direction to and that identify the accessible entrance and accessible route?|
|Do these signs comply with 4.30.2, 4.30.3, and 4.30.5? (Use Form 19: Signage)|
|4.30.7||Do the signs display the International Symbol of Accessibility?|
|Entrances -- Accessible Route:||Is at least one entrance connected by an accessible route to public transportation stops, accessible parking, passenger loading zones, and public streets or sidewalks, if available, and to all accessible spaces or elements within the building or facility? (Use Form 3: Exterior Accessible Routes and Form 12: Building Lobbies and Corridors)|
|Entrances Serving Different Routes:||If different entrances to the station serve different transportation fixed routes or groups of fixed routes, does at least one entrance serving each group or route comply with the above provisions for entrances?|
|Public Entrances:||Do all accessible entrances coincide with those used by the majority of the general public, to the maximum extent practicable?|
|10.3.1(3)||New Direct Connections:||If there are direct connections to commercial, retail or residential facilities, is there an accessible route from the point of connection to boarding platforms and all transportation system elements used by the public? (Use Form 12: Building Lobbies and Corridors)|
|Future Direct Connections:||Is there an accessible route connecting boarding platforms and all transportation system elements used by the public to all elements provided to facilitate future direct connections to commercial, retail or residential facilities? (Use Form 12: Building Lobbies and Corridors)|
|4.1.3(7)||Doors:||Does each door or gate that is part of an accessible route comply with 4.13? (Use Form 11: Doors and Gates)|
|10.3.1(4)||Entrance Signs:||Where signs are provided at station entrances identifying the station or the entrance, or both, does at least one sign comply with 4.30.4 and 4.30.6? (Use Form 19: Signage)|
|Are such signs placed in uniform locations at the
entrances to the maximum extent practicable?
EXCEPTION: Where the station has no defined entrance, but signage is provided, then the accessible signage shall be placed in a central location.
|10.3.1(5)||Station/Platform Signs:||Do stations have identification signs complying with 4.30.2, 4.30.3, and 4.30.5 placed at frequent intervals and clearly visible from inside the vehicle on both sides (when not obstructed by another train)? (Use Form 19: Signage)|
|Sign Height:||When station identification signs are placed close to vehicle windows, is the top of the highest letter or symbol below the top of the vehicle window and the bottom of the lowest letter or symbol above the horizontal mid-line of the vehicle window?|
|10.3.1(6)||Route Signs - Contrast and Letter Characteristics:||Do lists of stations, routes, or destinations served by the station located on boarding areas, platforms, or mezzanines comply with 4.30.2, 4.30.3, and 4.30.5? (Use Form 19: Signage)|
|Braille and Raised Letters:||Does at least one sign on each platform or boarding area identifying the specific station comply with 4.30.4 and 4.30.6? (Use Form 19: Signage) Note: Compliance with 4.30.5 is not required.|
|Sign Placement:||Are all signs that list stations, routes, or destinations served by the station placed in uniform locations within the transit system, to the maximum extent practicable?|
|10.3.1(7)||Automatic Fare Vending Machines:||Do automatic fare vending, collection and adjustment systems comply with 4.34.2, 4.34.3, and 4.34.4? (Use Form 21: Automated Teller Machines)|
|Location:||Are such automatic vending machines located at each accessible entrance and on an accessible route?|
|Self-Service Fare Collection Machines:||If self-service fare collection devices are provided for the public, is there at least one accessible device for entering and exiting at each accessible point of entry or exit (unless one device serves both functions)?|
|Width:||Does each accessible fare collection device have a minimum clear width of 32 inches to allow passage of a wheelchair?|
|Controls:||Where provided, are coin or card slots and controls necessary for operation in compliance with 4.27 (See below)?|
|4.27.2||Clear Floor Space:||Is clear floor space at least 30 inches by 48 inches provided at coin or card slots and controls that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair?|
|4.27.3||Forward Reach:||If the clear floor space allows only a forward approach, then is the highest operable part no more than 48 inches from the floor?|
|Side Reach:||If the clear floor space allows only a parallel approach, then is the highest operable part no more than 54 inches from the floor?|
|4.27.4||Operation:||Are the controls operable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?|
|10.3.1(7)||Fare Gates:||Do gates which must be pushed open by wheelchair or mobility aid users have a smooth continuous surface extending from 2 inches above the floor to 27 inches above the floor?|
|Do such gates comply with 4.13? (Use Form 11: Doors and Gates)|
|Accessible Fare Collection Location:||Where the circulation path does not coincide with that used by the general public, is the accessible fare collection system located at or adjacent to the accessible point of entry or exit?|
|10.3.1(8)||Detectable Warnings:||Do platform edges bordering a drop-off not protected by platform screens or guard rails have a detectable warning?|
|Width:||Are the detectable warnings 24 inches wide running the full length of the platform drop-off?|
|4.29.2||Pattern:||Does the detectable warning consist of raised truncated domes with a nominal diameter of 0.9 inches, a nominal height of 0.2 inches, and a nominal center-to-center spacing of 2.35 inches? (See figure below)|
|Contrast:||Does the detectable warning contrast visually with adjoining surfaces (light-on-dark or dark-on-light)?|
|Is the material used to provide contrast an integral part of the walking surface?|
|Interior Resiliency and Sound:||If the platform is in an interior location, does the detectable warning differ from the adjoining walking surface in resiliency or sound-on-cane contact?|
|10.3.1(9)||Platform Height -- Vertical Gap:||Is the rail-to-platform height coordinated with the
floor height of new vehicles so that the vertical difference (measured when the vehicle is
at rest) is within plus or minus 5/8 inch under normal passenger load conditions?
EXCEPTION: Existing vehicles operating in new stations may have a vertical difference with respect to the new platform within plus or minus 1-1/2 inches.
|Horizontal Gap - Rail Systems:||For rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, high speed
rail, and intercity rail systems in new stations, is the horizontal gap (measured when the
new vehicle is at rest) no greater than 3 inches?
EXCEPTION: In light rail, commuter rail and intercity rail systems where it is not operationally or structurally feasible to meet the horizontal gap or vertical difference requirements, mini-high platforms, car-borne or platform-mounted lifts, ramps or bridge plates, or similar manually deployed devices, meeting the applicable requirements of 36 CFR Part 1192, or 49 CFR Part 38 shall suffice.
|Horizontal Gap - People Movers:||For slow-moving automated guideway "people mover" transit systems, is the horizontal gap in new stations no greater than 1 inch?|
|10.3.1(10)||Boarding and Alighting:||Is the station designed so that persons with disabilities are able to board or alight from a vehicle at the same location as used by the general public?|
|10.3.1(11)||Illumination:||Are illumination levels in the areas where signage is located uniform?|
|Glare:||Does the method of illumination minimize glare on signs?|
|Circulation Route:||Is the lighting along circulation routes of the type and configuration to provide uniform illumination?|
|Text Telephones -Stations:||If an interior public pay telephone is provided in a
transit facility, is at least one interior public text telephone provided?
Note: Transit facility is defined in 49 CFR 37.3 for purposes of applying ADAAG 10.3.1(12) as a physical structure the primary function of which is to facilitate access to and from a transportation system which has scheduled stops at the structure. It does not include an open structure or a physical structure the primary purpose of which is other than providing transportation services.
|10.3.1(12)(b)||Entrances:||If there are four or more public pay telephones serving a particular entrance to a rail station and at least one is in an interior location, is at least one text telephone provided to serve that entrance?|
|Do the text telephones comply with 4.31.9? (Use Form 6: Telephones)|
|10.3.1(13)||Track Crossings:||Where it is necessary to cross tracks to reach
boarding platforms, is the surface of the route level and flush with the rail top at the
outer edge and between the rails except for a maximum 2-1/2 inch gap on the inner edge of
each rail to permit passage of wheel flanges?
Where gap reduction is not practicable, is there an above-grade or below-grade accessible route?
|4.29.5||Where the walkway crosses the vehicular way, is the boundary between the areas defined by a continuous detectable warning which is 36 inches wide?|
|Does the detectable warning comply with 4.29.2 (See above)?|
|10.3.1(14)||Public Address Systems:||Where public address systems are provided to convey information to the public, is there a means of conveying the same or equivalent information to persons with hearing impairments?|
|10.3.1(15)||Clocks:||Where clocks are provided for use by the public, is the clock face uncluttered so that its elements are clearly visible?|
|Contrast:||Do hands, numerals, and/or digits contrast with the background either light-on-dark, or dark-on-light?|
|Where clocks are mounted overhead, are the numerals and/or digits 3 inches or greater in height?|
|Are the clocks placed in a uniform location throughout the facility to the maximum extent practicable?|
|10.3.1(16)||Escalators - Width:||Where provided in below grade stations, do escalators have a clear width of at least 32 inches?|
|Contiguous Treads:||At the top and bottom of each escalator run, are at least two contiguous treads level beyond the comb plate before the risers begin to form?|
|Contrast Step Edges:||Are all escalator treads marked by a strip of clearly contrasting color 2 inches wide, parallel to and on the nose of each step? (The edge of the tread must be apparent from both ascending and descending directions.)|
|Slip Resistance:||Is the contrasting strip of a material that is at least as slip resistant as the remainder of the tread?|
|10.3.1(17)||Elevators - Glazing:||Where provided, do elevators have glass or transparent panels to allow an unobstructed view both into and out of the car?|
|Do elevators comply with 4.10? (Use Form 13:
EXCEPTION: Elevator cars with a clear floor area in which a 60 inch diameter circle can be inscribed may be substituted for the minimum car dimensions of 4.10, Figure 22.
|10.3.1(18)||Ticketing and Baggage Claim Areas:||Where provided, do ticketing areas permit persons with disabilities to obtain a ticket and check baggage?|
|7.2||Service Counters:||Do such areas comply with 7.2 below: At ticketing
counters, is there a portion of the main counter or auxiliary counter at least 36 inches
long and no more than 36 inches high?
Is equivalent facilitation provided? (e.g., equivalent facilitation might consist of: 1) the provision of a folding shelf attached to the main counter on which a person with a disability can write, and 2) use of the space at the side of the counter for handing materials back and forth.)
|Are these counters on an accessible route? (Use Form 12: Building Lobbies and Corridors)|
|10.3.1(19)||Baggage Check-in and Retrieval:||Where provided, is the baggage check-in and retrieval system on an accessible route? (Use Form 12: Building Lobbies and Corridors)|
|Is there space immediately adjacent which is at least 30 inches by 48 inches to provide a parallel or forward approach?|
|10.3.1(19)||Security Barriers:||If unattended security barriers are provided, does at least one gate comply with 4.13? (Use Form 11: Doors and Gates)|
|10.3.1(19)||Gates:||Do gates that must be pushed open by wheelchair or mobility aids users have a smooth continuous surface extending from 2 inches above the floor to 27 inches above the floor?|
|10.3.2(1)||Existing Facilities - Key Stations:||Do rapid rail, light rail and commuter rail key stations (as defined in 49 CFR Part 37) and existing intercity rail stations provide at least one accessible route from an accessible entrance to those areas necessary for use of the transportation system? (Use Form 12: Building Lobbies and Corridors)|
|10.3.2(2)||Accessible Route:||Does the accessible route include the same features specified in 10.3.1(1), (4)-(9), (11)-(15), and (17)-(19) above?|
|10.3.2(3)||Fare Collection:||If technical infeasibility in existing stations requires the accessible route to lead from the public way to a paid area of the transit system, is there an accessible fare collection system provided along the accessible route?|
|Does the fare collection system comply with 10.3.1(7) above?|
|10.3.2(4)||Platform Height - Vertical Gap:||In light rail, rapid rail and commuter rail key stations, is the platform or a portion thereof and the vehicle floor coordinated so that the vertical difference (measured when the vehicle is at rest) is within plus or minus 1-1/2 inches under normal passenger load conditions?|
|Horizontal Gap:||Is the horizontal gap (measured when the vehicle is at rest) no greater than 3 inches for at least one door of each vehicle or car required to be accessible by 49 CFR Part 37?|
|Vertical Gap and Horizontal Gap - Exceptions for Existing Cars or Where Not Feasible:||EXCEPTION: Existing vehicles retrofitted to
meet the requirements of 49 CFR 37.93 (one-car-per-train rule) shall be coordinated with
the platform such that, for at least one door, the vertical difference between the vehicle
floor and the platform (measured when the vehicle is at rest with 50% normal passenger
capacity) is within plus or minus 2 inches and the horizontal gap is no greater than 4
EXCEPTION: Where it is not structurally or operationally feasible to meet the horizontal gap or vertical difference requirements, mini-high platforms, car-borne or platform mounted lifts, ramps or bridge plates, or similar manually deployed devices meeting the applicable requirements of 49 CFR Part 38 shall suffice.
|10.3.2(5)||New Direct Connections:||Do new direct connections to commercial, retail, or residential facilities, to the maximum extent feasible, have an accessible route complying with 4.3 from the point of connection to boarding platforms and all transportation system elements used by the public? (Use Form 12: Building Corridors and Lobbies)|
|Future Direct Connections:||If provided, are any elements provided to facilitate future direct connections on an accessible route connecting boarding platforms and all transportation system elements used by the public? (Use Form 12: Building Corridors and Lobbies)|
|10.3.3||Existing Facilities:||AlterationsAre alterations that affect the usability of, or access to, an area of a facility that contains a primary function made in such a way to ensure that the path of travel to the altered area and the restrooms, telephones, and drinking fountains serving the altered area are accessible, to the maximum extent feasible in accordance with 49 CFR 37.43(c) or 28 CFR 36.403, as applicable?|
Diagram (a) illustrates an elevator with a door providing a 36 inch (915 mm) minimum clear width, in the middle of the elevator. The width of the elevator car is a minimum of 80 inches (2030 mm). The depth of the elevator car measured from the back wall to the elevator door is a minimum of 54 inches (1370 mm). The depth of the elevator car measured from the back wall to the control panel is a minimum of 51 inches (1291 mm).
Diagram (b) illustrates an elevator with door providing a minimum 36 inch (915 mm) clear width, located to one side of the elevator. The width of the elevator car is a minimum of 68 inches (1730 mm). The depth of the elevator car measured from the back wall to the elevator door is a minimum of 54 inches (1370 mm). The depth of the elevator car measured from the back wall to the control panel is a minimum of 51 inches (1291).
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