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PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR DEC. 17 ON MTA'S PLAN TO COMPLY WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

 PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR DEC. 17 ON MTA'S PLAN TO
 COMPLY WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
 BALTIMORE, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mass Transit Administration (MTA) will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 17, to take comments on its plan to comply with new federal regulations that implement the transportation provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
 The hearing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Maryland Rehabilitation Center, 2301 Argonne Drive in Baltimore. The center is accessible to people with disabilities.
 The night of the hearing, the MTA will provide accessible bus service on the Nos. 19 and 33 bus lines on all blocks between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. There will also be accessible shuttle bus service between West Cold Spring Metro station and the Maryland Rehabilitation Center from 5 p.m. to the conclusion of the hearing.
 A draft copy of the MTA's Americans with Disabilities planning document is available for review and distribution now through Jan. 17, 1992, at MTA headquarters, 300 W. Lexington St., on the 4th floor, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Copies of the document are also available in accessible formats, including audio tape and large print.
 Written comments on the MTA's proposed plan will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17. All written comments should be directed to Rosalyn Simon, MTA, 300 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, Md., 21201.
 The MTA will submit its plan for compliance with the federal regulations by Jan. 26.
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 /CONTACT: Jackie Moore of the MTA, 301-333-3336/ CO: Mass Transit Administration ST: Maryland IN: TRN SU:


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