Breaking News! AOCIL has settled a lawsuit with the Oregon Department of Transportation regarding crosswalk safety.

AOCIL and 8 individuals with mobility and/or visual impairments have entered into a class action settlement agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation to address missing and non-compliant curb ramps and traffic signals on the entire state highway system. This involves over 12,000 curb ramp locations. ODOT is agreeing to bring them into compliance with the ADA and its regulations over a 15-year period – with 75% of the curb ramps completed by 2027. There are many other important provisions, including the appointment of an Accessibility Consultant, a public complaint process, and a way to request that an audible pedestrian signal be installed.

There will be 5 public meetings held around the state during January and February, during which people can learn more about the settlement, get their questions answered by Disability Rights Oregon, AOCIL and ODOT, and get a copy of the Settlement Agreement. Below is a link to the schedule:

Informational Forums Schedule – Jan/Feb

KTVZ news story regarding the lawsuit being settled: http://www.ktvz.com/news/disabled-access-lawsuit-against-odot-settled/141334195

Below are links to the Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement, along with the Settlement Agreement itself and Appendices:

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement
Settlement Agreement
Appendix B
Appendix C