Americans with Disabilities Act: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, on H.R. 2273 ... September 20, 26, 1989

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Page 11 - ... national mandate to end discrimination against individuals with disabilities and to bring persons with disabilities into the economic and social mainstream of American life; to provide enforceable standards addressing discrimination against individuals with disabilities; and to ensure that the Federal Government plays a central role in enforcing these standards on behalf of individuals with disabilities.
Page 40 - Act (1) to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities...
Page 84 - It is hereby declared to be the national policy that elderly and handicapped persons have the same right as other persons to utilize mass transportation facilities and services; that special efforts shall be made in the planning and design of mass transportation facilities and services...
Page 34 - So there is no allowance for either /or or combinations. Mr. PAYNE. In the bill as it is currently written and passed by the Senate? Mr. CLINE. The Senate bill that we support. Mr. PAYNE. So the undue financial burdens, and so forth, would be exclusively in the paratransit area, perhaps in those areas that don't have a paratransit system that would have difficulty implementing such a system? Mr. CLINE. No. The undue financial burden would apply to all those who, even currently have a paratransit...
Page xi - Mr. CLAY, Mr. CROCKETT, Mr. DE Luoo, Mr. DONNELLY, Mr. DWYER of New Jersey, Mr. DYMALLY, Mr. EDWARDS of California, Mr. FAZIO, Mr. FEIOHAN, Mr. FRANK, Mr. FROST, Mr. FUSTER...
Page 285 - ... (b) One Car Per Train Rule. (1) General rule. Subject to paragraph (2), with respect to 2 or more vehicles operated as a train by a light or rapid rail system, for purposes of section 202 of this Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 794), it shall be considered discrimination for a public entity to fail to have at least 1 vehicle per train that is accessible to individuals with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs, as soon as practicable but in no event...
Page 41 - ... public entity purchasing a new vehicle. Generally, the section requires any public entity who purchases or leases a new vehicle to acquire an accessible vehicle. There is a waiver provision If lifts are unavailable and these provisions track the conditions in the ADA. One statutory condition, that the public entity has made a good faith effort to locate a qualified manufacturer to supply the lifts, presumes a direct relationship between the transit provider and the lift manufacturer. In fact....
Page 39 - I am pleased to have this opportunity to appear before you today to present the views of the Department of Transportation on the "Americans with Disabilities Act," which the Senate passed on September 7, 1989.
Page 59 - Americans with disabilities and eliminate discriminatory barriers in public accommodations, places of employment, public 3 transportation, and telecommunications. The legislation would significantly promote independence, freedom of choice, and productive involvement in the social and economic mainstream for our nation's disabled citizens. Through conducting public forums around the country and sponsoring research projects and studies, the Access Board has gathered extensive information about the...
Page xi - Mr. GEJDENSON, Mr. GORDON, Mr. HAYES of Illinois, Mr. HOYER, Mr. HUTTO, Mr. JACOBS, Mr. JONTZ, Mr. KASTENMEIER, Mr. KLECZKA, Mr. LEVIN of Michigan, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. MANTON, Mr. MATSUI, Mr. McCLOSKEY, Mr. McDERMOTT, Mr. McHuoH, Mr. MFUME, Mr. MILLER of California, Mr. MINETA, Mrs. MORELLA, Mr. OBERSTAR, Mr. PALLONE, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. RICHARDSON, Mr. ROWLAND of Connecticut, Ms. SCHNEIDER, Mr. SHAYS, Mr. SMITH of Vermont, Mr. SOLARZ, Mr. STUDDS, Mr.

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