The Metropolitan Council has completed a comprehensive self-evaluation of the accessibility of its services and facilities, as required by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region.
Council staff worked with JQP Inc. in 2019 to conduct site reviews of all public and support facilities, including office buildings, park-and-ride facilities, transit centers, wastewater treatment plants and light rail stations.
In addition to evaluating facilities, several listening sessions were held with people who have disabilities. Several hundred staff and community members were surveyed for input.
The results were used to create a required ADA transition plan that documents actions that will be taken to remove barriers. This plan will be updated annually. The public may review and comment on the draft ADA Transition Plan by February 21.
Comments can be mailed to Metropolitan Council Public Information, 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101.
Email comments may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Record a comment on the public comment line, at 651.602.1500 (TTY 651.291.0904). Review the plan online.