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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Winston-Salem Transit Authority Paratransit Compliance Review February 2016

February 16, 2016  

Mr. Art Barnes  
General Manager  
Winston-Salem Transit Authority  
1060 North Trade Street  
Winston-Salem, NC 27101  

RE: ADA Paratransit Compliance Review Final Report  

Dear Mr. Barnes:  

This letter concerns the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) ADA Paratransit Review of WinstonSalem  Transit Authority (WSTA) conducted from August 18-21, 2015. Enclosed is a copy of the Final  Report, which will be posted on FTA's website on our ADA page. As of the date of this letter, the Final  Report is a public document and is subject to dissemination under the Freedom of Information Act of  1974.  

The FTA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for ensuring that providers of public transportation comply  with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,  and the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) implementing regulations at 49 CFR Parts 27, 37, 38,  and 39. As part of our ongoing oversight efforts, FTA conducts a number of onsite compliance reviews to  ensure compliance with the ADA and the applicable departmental regulations. FTA utilizes the findings  from these reviews to provide technical assistance to transit agencies in order to achieve compliance with  the ADA.  

All corrective actions identified in the Final Report must be undertaken within 60 days of the date of this  letter. Once we have reviewed your submissions, we will either request clarification or additional  corrective action, or will close out the finding if your response sufficiently addresses the ADA  requirements. Please submit your responses to Anita Heard at  

We appreciate the cooperation and assistance that you and your staff have provided us during this review,  and we are confident WSTA will take steps to correct the deficiencies. If you have any questions about  this matter, please contact me at 202-366-1671 or via email,  



John Day  
Program Manager for Policy and Technical Assistance  

cc: Yvette G. Taylor, FTA Region IV Administrator  
Carlos Gonzalez, FTA Region IV Civil Rights Officer  
Doretha Foster, FTA Region IV Civil Rights Officer

Last updated: Thursday, March 3, 2016
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