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TPAR Workshop and Demonstration Mn/DOT American Traffic Safety Services Association The Northland Chapter of ATSSA Continuing Education and Conference.

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1 TPAR Workshop and Demonstration Mn/DOT American Traffic Safety Services Association The Northland Chapter of ATSSA Continuing Education and Conference Center, U of Mn June 23, 2010

2 Thank you Whos here: ADA trainers ATSSA members Device manufacturers Engineering community (organizations and consultants) FHWA staff Mn/DOT Districts and Central Offices Organizations representing community with disabilities Public agencies – Counties and Cities

3 Goals of the Workshop Multifaceted event – Training Why is this important? What standards exist at this time? Ideas for implementation

4 Goals of the Workshop Multifaceted event – Demonstration Existing devices that may be of use

5 Goals of the Workshop Multifaceted event – Fact-finding (we dont have all the answers) Attendees provide feedback How to better make areas impacted by construction accessible – Update Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices – Develop Best Practices – Comments on Draft TPAR Design Guidelines Help industry improve or create accessible devices Please fill out provided feedback form

6 TPAR Device Focus Group Evaluation Parallel Market Research Effort – Trainers – Pedestrians with Disabilities Devices/products will be evaluated Gather information and opinions on needs of pedestrians with disabilities Trainer Focus Group Debrief Continues tomorrow

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8 Janine C. Ashe, Ed.S., Esq. Civil Rights Policy and Regulations Specialist Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Civil Rights ADA in the Work Zone: A Legal Perspective

9 Pedestrian with Disabilities Experiences in the Work Zone Joe Cioffi Jennifer Dunnam Zach Ellingson Bruce Lattu

10 What is Mn/DOT Doing? ADA Implementation Plan ADA Coordinator Kristie Billiar Todd Grugel

11 Draft Temporary Pedestrian Access Route (TPAR) Guidance Ken E. Johnson, PE Mn/DOT Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology

12 ATSSA Resources Tim Cox

13 Pedestrian Considerations in Work Zones… St. Peter Main Street Reconstruct

14 Trainer Focus Group Debrief Harold Cook

15 Intelligent Transportation Systems for Accessibility Joe Cioffi

16 Adjourn – Thank You Again


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