To: Chris Beutler, Mayor - City of Lincoln, NE and Gene Carroll, Chairman JPA

Mayor Beutler, Arena Station Platform to Conform to new ADA rule

An 8" platform now may save money, but by knowing the law is changing to make the height 15" to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, etc, you are discriminating against those with disabilities. Please there will be an added burden to tax payers when the platform has to be raised to 15' to comply with the law

Why is this important?

New research reveals train platform can be 8" as it is shared with freight trains. However, this performance standard of all cars at platform must be accessible to everyone will apply at stations where construction or alteration of platforms beginning 135 days or more after the rules went into effect on October 19, 2011. So this platform must be completed by February 21 in order toavoid compliance.