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ATBCB RIN: 3014-AA38 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles 

This rulemaking would update the accessibility guidelines for buses, over-the-road buses, and vans covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The accessibility guidelines for other transportation vehicles covered by the ADA, including vehicles operated in fixed guideway systems (e.g., rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, high speed rail, and intercity rail) would be updated in a future rulemaking (RIN 3014-AA42). The guidelines ensure that transportation vehicles covered by the ADA are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued enforceable standards (49 CFR part 37) that apply to the acquisition of new, used, and remanufactured transportation vehicles, and the remanufacture of existing transportation vehicles covered by the ADA. DOT is expected to update its standards in a separate rulemaking to be consistent with the updated guidelines.

Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board(ATBCB)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1192   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 12204   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Availability of Draft Revisions to Guidelines  04/11/2007  72 FR 18179   
NPRM  07/26/2010  75 FR 43748   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/23/2010    
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  08/20/2012  77 FR 50068   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  10/31/2012 
Final Action  12/14/2016  81 FR 90600   
Final Action Effective  01/13/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Gretchen Jacobs
General Counsel
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000,
Washington, DC 20004-1111
Phone:202 272-0040
TDD Phone:202 272-0062
Fax:202 272-0081