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Texas Interim Report: A Review of Accessible Parking for Persons with Disabilities

During the 84th Legislative Session, House Bill 1317 charged the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities to study accessible parking issues. Areas mandated for study included accessible parking laws and requirements in Texas and other states; the ADA and related federal regulations, 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards; and accessible parking policies for state-owned parking lots and the Texas State Capitol grounds. This report discusses findings that emerged from data gathered from sources including public testimony, surveys distributed to persons with disabilities and businesses, state multi-agency meetings, and similarly-situated organizations in other states.

Source Credit: Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
View Online: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/disabilities/goals

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Los Angeles Accessible Parking Policy Advisory Committee Report

In summer 2016, a Los Angeles committee on Accessible Parking was formed at the request of Mayor Garcetti. This stakeholder group was comprised of disability rights advocates, transportation experts, and other stakeholder representatives. The group was charged with better understanding the complex issues around accessible parking, and coming up with a series of recommended solutions. The group met for nearly nine months, arriving at a package of policy recommendations to increase access to street parking for disabled drivers and reducing parking placard misuse.

Source Credit: City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation

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The Abuse of Disability Parking Placards in Massachusetts

The Office of the Inspector General from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Internal Special Audit Unit’s did an in-depth examination of placard abuse, the RMV’s process for issuing placards, and options for detecting and preventing the misuse of placards in February 2016. 

Source Credit: Office of Inspector General Commonwealth of Massachusetts
View Online: Internal Special Audit Unit’s in-depth examination

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The Two-Tier Solution

Leading parking experts and urban planners, Donald Shoup and Fernando Torres-Gil, present a plan for ending disabled placard abuse at parking meters.

Source Credit: The Parking Professional Magazine, International Parking and Mobility Institute

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PSA – Be aware or beware!

Old PSA DCAB produced for television campaign to warn against parking placard abuse.

Source Credit: State of Hawaii Department of Health Disability and Communication Access Board
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