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Policy and Planning Support

The MPO offers support to local municipalities for the policy and planning of Complete Streets principles. To request presentation on Complete Streets at your agency, Please contact Ricardo Gutierrez at (954) 876-0044 or gutierrezr@browardmpo.org.

Presentation Opportunities

Please contact Ricardo Gutierrez at (954) 876-0044 or gutierrezr@browardmpo.org to request presentation on Complete Streets at your agency’s event

For an overview of past presentations, please click the links below:

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. Title II of the Act specifically addresses making public services and public transportation accessible to those with disabilities. Designing and constructing facilities for public use that are not accessible by people with disabilities constitutes discrimination. Government agencies and public entities are required to perform ADA self-evaluations of their current facilities. Agencies are then required to develop a Program Access Plan (Transition Plan) to address any deficiencies.

The provisions of Title II fall into four broad areas:
1) General non-discrimination
2) Equal effective communication
3) Employment
4) Program and facility accessibility

Why Should Your Agency Develop a Transition Plan?

• All Title II Entities were required to have an ADA Transition Plan in 1990.
• The Department of Justice (DOJ) is auditing all Title II Entities for compliance.
• The DOJ can and will start withholding Federal funding if a municipality is found to be non-compliant.
• If the DOJ implements your Transition Plan for you, you will have to bring everything into compliance within 3 years.

ADA Transition Plan Support

Government agencies and public entities are required to perform ADA self-evaluations of their current facilities. The Broward MPO is conducting a series of ADA Trainings to provide guidance and technical assistance in the form of training to local governments.

Who should attend?

  • Title II Officials and ADA Coordinators
  • Architects, Engineers, and Code Enforcement Employees
  • Public Works Personnel
  • Facilities Employees
  • Parks and Recreation Personnel
  • Human Resources Staff

Trainings

Get valuable insight on the requirements for the Transition Plan development, issues and challenges your agency faces, best practices, what your Municipality needs to do and where to begin with a Transition Plan.

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Trade Centre South 100 West Cypress Creek Road,
6th Floor Suite 650, Board Room.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Who is presenting? Find out more here.

Training Material

To view the event album, please visit: https://photos.app.goo.gl/2xiTVMidn2imYdQK8 

The training will cover the following:

  • Transition Plan Roadmap
  • Introduction to Standards & Technical Resources
  • Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Rights-of-Way (PROWAG) Overview
  • Design Considerations

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Trade Centre South 100 West Cypress Creek Road,
6th Floor Suite 650, Board Room.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Training Material 

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To view the event album, please visit: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o9EtLCm5TdMM8oZ38 

In addition, please see below web links with information discussed during the training:

  • Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities

            https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/publications/accessible_shared_streets/index.cfm

  • Improving Pedestrian Safety at Unsignalized Crossings, TCRP NCHRP

            http://www.trb.org/Publications/Blurbs/157723.aspx      

            http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_w91.pdf

The training will cover the following:

  • Data Collection & Data Management for Public Right-of-Way

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Trade Centre South 100 West Cypress Creek Road,
6th Floor Suite 650, Board Room.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

To RSVP please click Here

Training Material 

Sources

Broward County, Fl. ADA Transition Plan update March, 2007

https://www.broward.org/Intergovernmental/ADA/Documents/ADATransitionPlanUpdate.pdf

Other Assistance Grants

When available, the MPO provides grants to assist municipalities in Broward on the planning and implementation of Complete Streets. Please continue to check back for available opportunities.

For More Information

Please contact Ricardo Gutierrez at gutierrezr@browardmpo.org or (954) 876-0044 to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.