A fully inclusive transportation system is critical to fulfilling the Oregon Department of Transportation's mission. The goal of ODOT's Americans with Disabilities Act Program is to ensure that ODOT's buildings, roads, and sidewalks are safe and accessible for all users including individuals with disabilities.
ADA Frequently Asked Questions
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against people who have disabilities. Title II of the ADA addresses making public services and public transportation accessible to those with disabilities and states that "no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity."
All public entities, regardless of whether they receive federal funding, are subject to Title II of the ADA.
ODOT meets the definition of a public entity and is subject to the requirements of Title II, 42 U.S.C.§12132, and its implementing regulation, 28 C.F.R Part 35.
Please contact ODOT if you have any accessibility concerns or questions.
Rebecca Williams, ADA Coordinator
ODOT Office of Civil Rights
355 Capitol Street NE, MS 31
Salem, Oregon 97301-3871
For engineering questions:
Roger Gutierrez - ADA, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Engineer
General opinions, comments or questions, may be directed to Ask ODOT.
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October 2016 Update
ODOT’s Draft ADA Transition Plan was available for public review and comment until October 14, 2016. A response to public comments and an updated draft are expected to be available this winter. The full draft document is available for download here: Draft ODOT ADA Transition Plan 2016. Contact the ODOT Office of Civil Rights at (503) 986-4350 or statewide relay 7-1-1 for a printed copy of the draft plan or to get the plan in an alternate format.
ODOT will accept comments by any one of several methods:
ODOT ADA Title II Coordinator
ODOT Office of Civil Rights - MS #31
355 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
- Call toll-free (855) 540-6655. For TTY use 711 relay service and ask to connect to (855) 540-6655.
ODOT’s ADA Transition Plan
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- Identifies physical obstacles that limit the accessibility of facilities to individuals with disabilities;
- Describes the methods to be used to make the facilities accessible;
- Provides a schedule for making the access modifications; and
- Identifies the public officials responsible for implementation of the plan.
The online mapping tool, TransGIS, provides detailed information about ODOT’s transportation system and includes an ADA curb ramp inventory. To explore the inventory of ODOT’s curb ramps follow the instructions below:
Instructions to access ODOT ADA Curb Ramp Inventory
- Go to the TransGIS website
- Under the Layers Catalog, click on the plus sign next to “Roadside”
- Click in box next to ADA Ramps
- Click on "Apply" at the bottom of the Layers Catalog
- Zoom into the location of interest by double clicking over the location or using the scroll wheel on your mouse.
- Click on the Information Icon (shown as) at the top of the window and then click on the curb ramp of interest. A window will open with information about the curb ramp including functional condition, physical condition, and if it meets ADA standards
- You can drag the map by holding down the left click and dragging the mouse
Assistance is available upon request:
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- Call toll-free (855) 540-6655;
- E-mail ODOT_ADA@odot.state.or.us; or
- For TTY, use 711 relay service and ask to connect to (855) 540-6655.