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If a Shared Mobility Project Doesn’t Use Federal Funding, Does It Still Have to Comply With Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements?

Yes. The ADA applies regardless of whether there is federal funding involved. The applicable requirements may depend upon the nature of the project and the service that will result, such as fixed route, general public demand responsive, or ADA paratransit. A transit operator entering an arrangement with a ridesourcing entity to provide fixed-route service using only local funds would be required to ensure that any vehicle used on the system is accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, including wheelchair users, and ensure that paratransit is provided as a complement to such routes.

Updated: Friday, June 9, 2017
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