Skip to Main Content

Transition Plan

According to the Department of Justice, more than 58 million Americans (about 19% of our population) have disabilities and they, like all Americans, participate in a variety of programs, services, and activities provided by their State and local governments. This includes many people who became disabled while serving in the military. By the year 2030, approximately 71.5 million baby boomers will be over age 65 and will need services and surroundings that meet their age-related physical needs.

An ADA Transition Plan identifies barriers to access in programs and activities. The goal is for TDOT to provide equivalent access to the maximum extent feasible. Any Appendix included in Transition Plan will be provided upon request.  

                        December 2016

                          •      Communities with 50 employees or more in their jurisdiction must provide TDOT with documentation                                   stating they have named a qualified person as their ADA Coordinator

                          •      Communities must provide TDOT the Coordinator’s contact information

                          •      Communities must develop and publish an ADA grievance procedure



                        December 2017

                         •       Communities must provide a written letter from the Mayor outlining the development of their Transition Plan

                         •       Letter from the Mayor must be adopted by the City Council or County Commissioners using the city’s or                                  county’s own procedures


                        September 2018

                         •       Communities must provide documentation showing they have completed or are making significant                                   progress towards completing an ADA Transition Plan and Self Evaluation

                         •       All self-certification forms are expected to be returned to TDOT.

                                 Note: Projects may not be advanced within the city or county without this self-certification form


                        December 2019

                         •      FHWA will require all Transition Plans be completed prior to communities re-signing TIP certification



o   TDOT Sample Letter to Sub-Recipients - Letter from Department of Transportation to all cities and counties explaining FHWA’s requirements for developing a transition plan.

o   TDOT Local Agency ADA Compliance Certification - Outlined the requirements and deadlines for developing an ADA transition plan to comply with FHWA.



Margaret Zeman Mahler
ADA/504 Coordinator
ADA Office
Tennessee Department of Transportation
505 Deaderick St., Suite 1200
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615.741.4984

This Page Last Updated: August 14, 2019 at 9:29 AM