Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Bus Stop Modification Project
The ADA Bus Stop Modification Project included field studies, inventory and design of bus stop zone areas, adjacent accessible paths, and access ramps in 33 cities (including the City of Irvine) in Orange County to comply with the current Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). The project involved the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for 2,800 bus stop locations at over 1,300 City and Caltrans intersections throughout Orange County, many of which serve major OCTA transit facilities.
As a prime consultant, ACT Consulting prepared the PS&E for the design of bus stop modifications and access ramps to bring them up to current ADA standards. The improvements were broken into 10 construction packages, and implemented over several years, working from north to south. An extensive coordination effort was required for the proposed improvements with each city as well as with Caltrans. ACT also provided design support during construction. As part of the project deliverables, ACT has developed a web-based project control database to manage project documents, including construction contract documents, site photographs, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of project sites, existing field/site data, and project correspondence.