Americans with Disabilities Act

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (City DOT) is committed to a policy of full accessibility and does not discriminate in the provision of any of its business activities.  The City of Baltimore is committed to upholding the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to the fullest extent possible.  This commitment extends to all programs, services and activities of the City DOT, such that no qualified individual with a disability shall be discriminated against on the basis of his or her disability.  It is City DOT’s responsibility and desire that no person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity supported by City DOT based on their disability, as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  It is also the responsibility of each and every City DOT employee to work cooperatively to achieve the goals and objectives of this statement.  City DOT is fully committed to the goal of achieving equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all persons in their interactions with the City of Baltimore.

City DOT also has a policy for accommodating persons with disabilities along City roadways. Specifically, the City DOT shall make the accommodation of persons with disabilities a routine and integral element of its planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance activities for all projects as outlined in the City of Baltimore Standard Specification 2006 C (as amended) and the City Book of Standards which references that latest American with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.

The City of Baltimore has become increasingly proactive in fulfilling the ADA requirements and continues to dedicate resources to improve accessibility in its public right-of-way (PROW).  As a requirement of the ADA, a Transition Plan is being developed in order to provide a method of scheduling and implementing ADA-required improvements.

The updated ADA Policy can be reviewed by clicking here.