MaineDOT's ADA Accessibility Program

MaineDOT ADA Policy Statement

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit a public entity from discriminating against qualified persons with disabilities in access to facilities and services that the public entity provides. For MaineDOT and organizations that receive funds from MaineDOT, these services, facilities or activities are related to the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operations of transportation systems.

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 794), the Maine Department of Transportation, desiring to avail itself of Federal financial assistance from the US Department of Transportation, hereby gives assurance that no qualified disabled person shall, solely by reason of his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, including discrimination in employment, under any program or activity that receives or benefits from this federal financial assistance.

Public entities are required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide accessible services to persons with disabilities. For MaineDOT, "accessible services" means things like curb ramps, rest stops, building facilities, and public information.

Regulations pertaining to ADA Title II can be found in 28 CFR Part 35.

Design and construction standards can be found in the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and MaineDOT ADA Design Guidance for Pedestrian Facilities.

To request accommodations, contact the MaineDOT Civil Rights Office at 207-624-3056 or Amy.Hughes@maine.gov