INDOT seeks membership from a broad cross-section of Indiana for its ADA Advisory Working Group. In particular, individuals with disabilities, or those who provide services to persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
There are now two ways to participate. Statewide Advisory Group members are expected to travel to six meetings around the state – one in each INDOT regional district. Applicants who prefer to represent their area may participate on a regional committee that will meet with the Advisory Group once each year.
About the Advisory Group, Transition Plan
Selected Advisory Group members provide information and recommendations regarding INDOT’s ADA Transition Plan, including efforts to increase the public involvement of persons with disabilities in transportation planning. Discussion and advocacy is limited to INDOT matters including programs, pedestrian facilities in INDOT right of way, and where INDOT works with local governments.
The ADA Transition Plan outlines INDOT’s policies and practices for removing barriers to accessibility in its programs and at its facilities, including pedestrian facilities in state right of way such as sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks and pedestrian signals. The document is available for review in Microsoft Word and PDF format on INDOT’s website at www.in.gov/indot/3036.htm.
Next meeting and how to apply
Individuals interested in becoming members should submit a letter of interest and resume before Wednesday, March 1 to Erin L. Hall, INDOT’s Title VI/ADA Program Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be sent via mail to 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N750, Indianapolis, IN 46204. There is no application form to complete, a letter of interest and resume are all that is required.
Potential statewide applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the next ADA Advisory Group meeting at 6 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the upstairs conference room at INDOT’s District Office, located at 185 Agrico Lane in Seymour.
In addition, local officials representing city, town and county governments are invited to attend and participate in Advisory Group meetings held within their regional district.