Cole will be presenting at the 2014 APWA Mid-America Conference & Exhibit Show being held in Overland Park, KS, this week May 21-23. We are speaking on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards and Regulations for Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG). Our presentation is meant to help attendees gain a better understanding of the ADA legislation, the necessity of a transition plan, and the benefits of a cost-effective, proven technology. Mike Vonderheide, PE, Senior Project Manager, and Belinda Banger, Vice President / Chief Strategist will co-present.
The ULIP-ADA™ technology that has transformed ADA Transition Planning will be on site throughout the duration of the conference. Visit us at booth #17 for a quick demonstration and to learn more about how our cutting-edge technology is improving accuracy and efficiency in data collection.
The conference welcomes over 500 representatives from the Missouri, Kansas, KCMetro, Iowa, and Nebraska APWA Chapters. As a member of the organization and leading ADA Transition Planning consultant, Cole is looking forward to networking with colleagues. We hope to see you there!
Cole was selected by St. Louis County for the Americans with Disability (ADA) Public Infrastructure Transition Plan. The plan will ultimately establish compliance with ADA guidelines on intersections and sidewalks throughout St. Louis County. These guidelines ensure that the transportation environment functions safely and effectively for individuals with any number or type of disability.
This project involves the inventory of approximately 800 miles of sidewalk and inspecting nearly 4000 intersections which include 863 signalized intersections and approximately 15,000 curb ramps. Cole’s team is conducting the ADA public inventory in a highly accurate and cost effective manner by utilizing new and modern technology which consists of a ULIP (Ultra Light Inertial Profiler) mounted on a segway. Cole kicked-off the project this month by developing a web portal and geo-database in ArcGIS. Data collection and inventory is expected to commence in March, 2012.