Many of Chapel Hill’s bus stops are over thirty years old, but the town is in the process of giving them an upgrade to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Chapel Hill Transit Director Brian Litchfield said the town has been assessing potential mobility challenges in partnership with Carrboro and UNC.
According to Chapel Hill's ADA transition plan, respondents to a June 2016 survey ranked bus stops, along with schools and commercial areas, among the most important locations to improve accessibility.
Litchfield said the town has a contract in place with an engineering firm to conduct assessments of bus stops and whether they're compliant with the ADA's requirements.
According to the Town of Chapel Hill Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan, the ADA prohibits state and local governments from discrimination against persons with disabilities. The act requires public agencies with more than 50 employees to make a transition plan detailing necessary steps to make facilities accessible for people with disabilities.