ADA Transit Subcommittee to the Transit and Parking Commission
Madison General Ordinance Section 3.14 (4)(k) - Advisory to the Transit and Parking Commission. It is the duty of the Subcommittee to monitor compliance by Metro Transit, the City's transit utility, in providing complementary paratransit and transit service in the Metro Transit service area in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and its implementing regulations. In addition to any task assigned by the TPC, the Subcommittee shall regularly assess the provision of ADA complementary paratransit and fixed route services to persons with disabilities in the Metro Transit service area, maximizing transportation options for everyone. The Subcommittee shall identity issues and recommend policies to the TPC to address them, taking into account budget and service capacity limits, and complaints. The body has an affirmative duty to seek public input and consultation with persons with disabilities and their representatives in the Metro Transit service area. This may include but is not limited to people with vision impairments or blindness; people who do not speak; people who do not understand spoken language, social service agencies that serve people with disabilities, including residential and vocational support providers, organizations and other coalitions of self-advocates; transit travel trainers, paratransit drivers, Dane County specialized transportation oversight staff and committees.