Town of Cary ADA Transition Plan

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Project Background

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. There are five separate Titles (or sections) of the Act relating to different aspects of potential discrimination. Title II specifically addresses the subject of making public services accessible to those with disabilities.

Project Scope

The Town of Cary strives to assure that Town services and programs are accessible. A majority of the Town facilities have been designed, built, and renovated to comply with federal and state accessibility code requirements. However, since some facilities may have barriers that could limit full accessibility, an accessibility consultant was hired in June 2015 to develop the Town's ADA Transition Plan which will enable the Town to remove identified barriers.

The ADA Transition Plan will also establish precedence for future projects to ensure that the Town buildings and facilities are equally accessible to all.

Schedule

  • Facility Audits: Summer 2015 through Spring 2016
  • Open House Public Meeting: Monday, April 25, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Maple Room, Bond Park Community Center.  For this meeting, GoCary Fixed Route can drop you off at the Bond Park Community Center upon request.  A reminder that any ADA passenger is able to ride at half rate on any pass and GoCary Door-to-Door registered clients can reserve their trip directly to and from the meeting by calling 919-481-2020, Extension #3.
  • Town ADA Transition Plan Completion: Fall 2016

Budget

The consultant fee to develop the ADA Transition Plan is $106,280. The costs to remove the barriers prioritized in the ADA Transition Plan will be budgeted annually in the Town’s Capital Improvement Plan.

Contact

Reid Saunders
Architect & LEED AP
Transportation & Facilities Department
Town of Cary
(919) 380-2785
reid.saunders@townofcary.org