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Duties of Municipalities – Bus Stops and Shelters

a bus shelter with someone sitting down inside of it

Municipalities that offer conventional transportation services must consult on, and plan for, accessible bus stops and shelters in their community.

To determine what is needed to make bus stops and shelters more accessible, municipalities must consult with:

  • Their accessibility advisory committee, if one has been established

  • The public, and

  • People with disabilities

Any planning or steps to meet the goal of accessible bus stops and shelters must be included in the municipality's accessibility plan.

The compliance date for these requirements is January 1, 2013. For more information on the specific requirements and dates for compliance, refer to the timelines tool for details.

A quick reference chart providing the deadlines for meeting the requirements of the regulation based on organizational class and size. Can be viewed in the Additional Training Resources section of the AccessForward website.