On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was signed into Law.  The comprehensive legislation was intended to ensure that persons with disabilities enjoy access to the mainstream of American life.   The goal of the ADA is:

To assure that persons with disabilities have equal opportunity, fully participate in society, are able to live independently, and can be economically self-sufficient.

Cripple Creek Transit will comply with this legislation.

Cripple Creek Transit is providing demand response service with route deviations available.  Therefore it is subject to DEMAND RESPONSIVE/EQUIVALENT SERVICE or Ordinary Para transit requirements. (See 49 CFR Parts 37, 37.77 (c) for Equivalent Definition)


    • Required if providing demand responsive/route deviation.
    • Service must be provided in most integrated setting possible.
    • Service must be consistent for all riders in the area for the same criteria as above.
    • One difference is capacity constraints.  Again, trips must be provided on the same basis.  Pattern of trip denials, excessively long trip time, excessively long wait time, and missed trips must be consistent for all riders.


In addition to these parameters, Cripple Creek transit will adhere to the mandated ten common rules. (See 49 CFR Part 37, 37.167 for common services)

Accessible equipment must be available on request.

1)     Agency will be responsible for providing lift-equipped vehicle and will be responsible for equipment maintenance, lift and other access-related equipment.

2)     All “common wheelchairs” Class 3 or 4 must be transported.

a.      Less than 30 inches in width

b.     Less than 48 inches in length

c.      Measure 2 inches above the ground

d.     Less than 600 pounds when occupied

Restraint can only be required when and if all other passengers are required to seat belts.

Public providers must institute regular and frequent maintenance checks of lifts.

1)     Repair made next business day.

2)     Vehicles with inoperable lifts can be put into service only if there is no spare.

3)     Vehicles with inoperable lifts can be kept in service no more than 3 days (>50,000 population), 5 days (<50,000 population).

Access to information – all print materials must be available in accessible formats. Accessible material must be available upon request and in a form that the person can use.
Access to communication – information must be available by telephone (TTY/TDD Relay Services) upon request.
Employee Training – Personnel must be trained in proficiency to operate vehicles and equipment safely and treat individuals with disabilities in a respectful and courteous way.
Riders must be permitted to travel with service animals that are trained to assist them.
Riders must be allowed to travel with respirators and portable oxygen.  Service can be denied if transporting hazardous materials.
Personal Care Attendants must be permitted to accompany rider and not be charged a fare.
Additional charges cannot be imposed even if additional services are required.
Adequate time for boarding/disembarking time must be provided.


Public Notice by FTA Fund Recipients

Cripple Creek Transit will provide public notice that describes the transit system and how it accommodates persons with disabilities.  Notice may be in the form of a legal ad or public service announcement and may be posted at public places in city halls, post offices, grocery stores, etc.  If posted, notice must be easily accessible to persons with disabilities.  The notice must advise the public as to how and where they may submit comments.