Port Orange Bus Stop Benches

What ever happened to the instruction from the Council to the City Manager to come up with an alternate solution for the Bus Stop Benches in Port Orange?

Well at least I pointed out the ones that were inches from the curb, and followed through till they were moved or removed. I had also spoke about these issues of placement and ADA compliance.

As I caution I did not see, as I quickly read the letters, the FDOT and ADA requirements also have standards for the width of the sidewalk and that the bench cannot block or cover the walkway. Many of the benches stick out into the sidewalk or one leg mounted on the side walk this may also be in violation.

Newton White

On 1/6/2014 7:33 AM, Kisela, Greg wrote:
To all: FYI.   We will review to see if we have accessibility issues and a corrective plan will be developed.
Greg Kisela
City Manager

From: jamisonjessup@disabilityfairness.org [mailto:jamisonjessup@disabilityfairness.org]
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 12:58 AM
To: pleusm@deland.org; chisholmj@codb.us; jmccroskey@hollyhillfl.org; pbrangaccio@cityofnsb.com; mayor@cityofedgewater.org; Kisela, Greg;jdinneen@volusia.org; ssherrer@volusia.org
Cc: jkane@burr.com
Subject: Formal Notice: Bus Stops and Benches Must be ADA Complaint – Inspecting Soon
TO:  County of Volusia and Cities of Daytona Beach, Holly Hill, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Port Orange
Courtesy copy provided to Jon Kane, Esq., attorney investigating Waverly Media LLC for Volusia County
Attached you will find two letters:   one addressed to you and one we sent to the City of Deltona.
We recently inspected bus benches and bus stops located in Deltona maintained by Waverly Media LLC.   We discovered that the benches and stops that we inspected were not ADA compliant.   Kindly review the two letters that we have attached for information that affects your agency.   We will soon be inspecting bus benches and stops in your jurisdiction.
We are available to speak to you.   Please feel free to contact us.
Jamison Jessup

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