ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan

The adoption of an ADA Transition Plan by all public agencies with greater than or equal to 50 employees is a requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enacted on July 26, 1990.  ADA is a civil rights law prohibiting the discrimination against individuals on the basis of a disability.  ADA consists of five titles outlining protections in the following areas:

I. Employment

II. State and Local Government Services

III. Public Accommodations

IV. Telecommunications

V. Miscellaneous Provisions

Title II of ADA is companion legislation to two other previous federal statutes and regulations: the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Title II of ADA pertains to programs, activities, and services a public entity provides.  As a provider of public transportation services and programs, the City of Brainerd must comply with this section of the Act.  Title II of ADA provides that “…no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.”

As required by Title II of ADA, The City of Brainerd has performed self-evaluations of its policies, practices, and programs including current facilities and infrastructure in public rights-of way and developed this draft transition plan to verify that, in implementing the City’s policies and practices, the departments are providing accessibility and not adversely affecting the full participation of individuals with disabilities.

If you have any questions about the draft ADA Transition Plan or would like to provide feedback or input, please feel free to contact James Fladung, Assistant City Engineer at 218-828-2307 or email him at

​City of Brainerd's ADA Transition Plan

​ADA Transition Plan

ADA Transition Plan (PDF)


Appendix A - Contact Information (PDF)

Appendix B - Glossary of Terms (PDF)

Appendix C - Public Outreach (PDF)

Appendix D - Grievance Procedure (PDF)

Appendix E - Self Evaluation Results of City Practices (PDF)

Appendix F - Schedule/Budget Information for City Practices (PDF)

Appendix G - City ADA Policies for Employment and Communications (PDF)

Appendix H - Self Evaluation Results for Public Right of Way (PDF)

Appendix I - Schedule/Budget Information for Public Right of Way (PDF)

Appendix J - Agency ADA Design Standards and Procedures (PDF)

Appendix K - Maintenance of ADA Facilities in Public Right of Way (PDF)

Appendix L - Self Evaluation Results for Transit (PDF)

Appendix M - Schedule/Budget Information for Transit (PDF)

Appendix N - Transit ADA Compliance Policy (PDF)

Appendix O - Self Evaluation Results for City Facilities (PDF)

Appendix P - Schedule/Budget Information for City Facilities (PDF)

Appendix Q - Self Evaluation Results for Park Facilities (PDF)

Appendix R - Schedule/Budget Information for Park Facilities (PDF)

Appendix S - On Street Handicapped Parking Self Evaluation (PDF)

​Other Documents Included in the ADA Transition Plan

DRAFT 5-Year Street and Sewer Capital Improvement Plan

Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) (PDF)

Prosecution of Work Special Provisions (PDF)

Curb Ramp Compliance Report (PDF)

Sidewalk Compliance Report (PDF)

MnDOT Standard Driveway and Sidewalk Detail (PDF)

MnDOT Pedestrian Curb Ramp Detail 1 (PDF)

MnDOT Pedestrian Curb Ramp Detail 2 (PDF)

MnDOT Pedestrian Curb Ramp Detail 3 (PDF)

MnDOT Pedestrian Curb Ramp Detail 4 (PDF)

MnDOT Pedestrian Curb Ramp Detail 5 (PDF)