MTC's Consulting Services division provides in depth support to individual clients. In general, projects in this functional area involve data collection, analysis, and report generation. Consulting support is provided with respect to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Act, the Help America Vote Act, among others.
Current and Recently Completed Projects
16th Street Mall Accessibility Analysis
MTC was selected by ZGF Architects of Portland, Oregon to conduct a comprehensive accessibility survey of Denver Colorado's 16th Street Mall. This project is particularly interesting because current and proposed standards in the public and private sectors do not include information for public rights of way. The U.S. Access Board has developed proposed guidelines for public rights of way. These guidelines have been accepted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration as "best practice" for the design of public rights of way. MTC used these guidelines to assess the 16th Street Mall and found that there are still many areas that are not well defined. This led to extensive consultation with representatives from the U.S. Access Board to resolve ambiguities.
A comprehensive final report was delivered to ZGF in April 2010 for inclusion in the final 16th Street Mall Design Concept document.
City of Golden Self Evaluation and Transition Plan
MTC is working with the city of Golden, Colorado to develop a self evaluation and transition plan for the city. The self evaluation covers not only physical accessibility, but also access to programs offered by the city and employment policies. Golden is particularly interested in enhancing the walk-ability of their community. Thus, in addition to providing information about the physical facilities of the city such as the town hall and community center, the survey has focused on the parks and trails that exist throughout the city.
Denver International Airport
In cooperation with representatives of DIA, MTC conducted a walk-through of the airport using a series of scenarios to test the accessibility of all aspects of the airport from arrivals to departures and all amenities in between. The survey was used to make accessibility changes in anticipation of the Democratic National Convention.
MTC completed a comprehensive facility accessibility of over 2 million
square feet of medical, administrative, and support space operated by Kaiser
Permanente in the
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