Understanding ADA

The goal of this course is to teach transit professionals the legal background of ADA and paratransit requirements.

Topics include:

  • ADA legal requirements that apply to public and private transportation related entities
  • 14 service provisions documented in 49 CFR Part 37, Subpart G
  • Requirements to determine if a public or private entity must provide complementary paratransit service
  • Criteria for complementary paratransit service
  • Requirements for existing and new transportation facilities
  • Compliance and enforcement responsibilities of FTA, DOT, and DOJ
  • Responsibilities and compliance procedures for public and private entities
  • Enforcement and investigation processes, including hearings, decisions, and notices

The course is facilitated by industry professionals with extensive experience in paratransit services and the ADA.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Training Resources: Not Listed


National Transit Institute

Transit Type


Target Audience

Transit professionals, those who manage or operate paratransit services, and Federal, State, and local representatives who work with the ADA community

Learning Objectives

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Assessment of Learner Performance

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Delivery Method

Instructor-led Training

How to Obtain the Course

Request a session via the following link:


Point of Contact

Ginny Stern



Restrictions for Use

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Other notes

Recommended that this course be completed prior to completing other ADA related courses

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