City of El Paso ADA Compliance
The City of El Paso’s commitment to advancing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is seeing remarkable results.
On average, the City is spending approximately $3 million annually on direct ADA improvements that further mobility, accessibility and safety.
The investments are in addition to the numerous city-wide capital improvement projects that are in progress and designed to be accessible to everyone. ADA improvements include:
- Brio stations and vehicles
- Streetcar vehicles and stations
- Continued installation of audible pedestrian crosswalk signals
- 8 new ADA accessible Spray Parks
- 21 playgrounds installed this year, with fully compliant ADA play systems and accessibility
“Accessibility and inclusiveness are essential for any city seeking to provide services that support a high quality of life for all its residents, businesses and visitors. It’s important that we continue with our ADA compliance efforts to ensure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy all that El Paso has offer,” Mayor Dee Margo said.
An additional $750,000 has been allocated since Fiscal Year 2016 to accelerate the City’s ability to respond to requests from the public to fill in sidewalk gaps and install curb ramps. The City’s proposed FY 2018 budget would increase direct ADA expenditures by more than $2 million.
“We know we have more work to do. We hope to gain new momentum in ADA improvements by creating a taskforce to bring back an even more comprehensive program for ADA improvements,” City Manager Tommy Gonzalez said.