You might think that this stuff is boring but it affects us all, big time.
Mary Smith of Walker Parking Consultants reports that:
This affects when the new ADAAG/ABAAG 2004 (Guidelines for meeting ADA) will become enforceable for new construction and alterations, and IF existing facilities that meet ADAAG 91 have to be upgraded to meet ADAAG/ABAAG 2004. It states DOJ will issue a draft with another round of comments before it is finalized. Therefore, I would guess that the new standards will not become effective until at the very earliest, sometime late in 2006, or more likely, in 2007. It also gives folks who are concerned with issues more time to comment and influence the draft, and another shot at it before it does become final.
I have known Mary since God was young and her ‘guesses’ are usually more accurate than most people’s flat out assurances.
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