49 CFR 37.77 - Purchase or lease of new non-rail vehicles by public entities operating a demand responsive system for the general public.

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§ 37.77 Purchase or lease of new non-rail vehicles by public entities operating a demand responsive system for the general public.
(a) Except as provided in this section, a public entity operating a demand responsive system for the general public making a solicitation after August 25, 1990, to purchase or lease a new bus or other new vehicle for use on the system, shall ensure that the vehicle is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs.
(b) If the system, when viewed in its entirety, provides a level of service to individuals with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs, equivalent to the level of service it provides to individuals without disabilities, it may purchase new vehicles that are not readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
(c) For purposes of this section, a demand responsive system, when viewed in its entirety, shall be deemed to provide equivalent service if the service available to individuals with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs, is provided in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual and is equivalent to the service provided other individuals with respect to the following service characteristics:
(1) Response time;
(2) Fares;
(3) Geographic area of service;
(4) Hours and days of service;
(5) Restrictions or priorities based on trip purpose;
(6) Availability of information and reservations capability; and
(7) Any constraints on capacity or service availability.
(d) A public entity receiving FTA funds under section 18 or a public entity in a small urbanized area which receives FTA funds under Section 9 from a state administering agency rather than directly from FTA, which determines that its service to individuals with disabilities is equivalent to that provided other persons shall, before any procurement of an inaccessible vehicle, file with the appropriate state program office a certificate that it provides equivalent service meeting the standards of paragraph (c) of this section. Public entities operating demand responsive service receiving funds under any other section of the FT Act shall file the certificate with the appropriate FTA regional office. A public entity which does not receive FTA funds shall make such a certificate and retain it in its files, subject to inspection on request of FTA. All certificates under this paragraph may be made and filed in connection with a particular procurement or in advance of a procurement; however, no certificate shall be valid for more than one year. A copy of the required certificate is found in appendix C to this part.
(e) The waiver mechanism set forth in § 37.71(b)-(g) (unavailability of lifts) of this subpart shall also be available to public entities operating a demand responsive system for the general public.

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  • 2014-04-16; vol. 79 # 73 - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 21402 - Miscellaneous Civil Rights Amendments (RRR)
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Office of the Secretary
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective April 16, 2014.
      49 CFR Parts 21, 27, 37, and 38

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U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

§ 12101 - Findings and purpose

§ 12102 - Definition of disability

§ 12103 - Additional definitions

§ 12111 - Definitions

§ 12112 - Discrimination

§ 12113 - Defenses

§ 12114 - Illegal use of drugs and alcohol

§ 12115 - Posting notices

§ 12116 - Regulations

§ 12117 - Enforcement

§ 12131 - Definitions

§ 12132 - Discrimination

§ 12133 - Enforcement

§ 12134 - Regulations

§ 12141 - Definitions

§ 12142 - Public entities operating fixed route systems

§ 12143 - Paratransit as a complement to fixed route service

§ 12144 - Public entity operating a demand responsive system

§ 12145 - Temporary relief where lifts are unavailable

§ 12146 - New facilities

§ 12147 - Alterations of existing facilities

§ 12148 - Public transportation programs and activities in existing facilities and one car per train rule

§ 12149 - Regulations

§ 12150 - Interim accessibility requirements

§ 12161 - Definitions

§ 12162 - Intercity and commuter rail actions considered discriminatory

§ 12163 - Conformance of accessibility standards

§ 12164 - Regulations

§ 12165 - Interim accessibility requirements

§ 12181 - Definitions

§ 12182 - Prohibition of discrimination by public accommodations

§ 12183 - New construction and alterations in public accommodations and commercial facilities

§ 12184 - Prohibition of discrimination in specified public transportation services provided by private entities

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§ 12187 - Exemptions for private clubs and religious organizations

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§ 12189 - Examinations and courses

§ 12201 - Construction

§ 12202 - State immunity

§ 12203 - Prohibition against retaliation and coercion

§ 12204 - Regulations by Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

§ 12205 - Attorney’s fees

§ 12205a - Rule of construction regarding regulatory authority

§ 12206 - Technical assistance

§ 12207 - Federal wilderness areas

§ 12208 - Transvestites

§ 12209 - Instrumentalities of Congress

§ 12210 - Illegal use of drugs

§ 12211 - Definitions

§ 12212 - Alternative means of dispute resolution

§ 12213 - Severability

U.S. Code: Title 49 - TRANSPORTATION

Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR 37 after this date.

  • 2014-04-16; vol. 79 # 73 - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 21402 - Miscellaneous Civil Rights Amendments (RRR)
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Office of the Secretary
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective April 16, 2014.
      49 CFR Parts 21, 27, 37, and 38