2019 Conference Chairs

  • Maggie Kaminoff, Link Transit

  • Renee Biles, People for People


Past Events

*Community Transportation Association of the Northwest provides fiscal sponsorship for the Annual ADA Conference, however, the conference is produced independently by sponsoring organizations.


Did you miss the Presentation by Dave Rishel at the 2019 Conference?


He's Coming Back!

Class Registration:  https://form.jotform.com/91674249239164

Option 1 – credit card or debit card payment

Option 2 – billing invoice/check or warrant



August 8, 2019 , 9a.m. – 4 p.m., ADA Fundamentals & Public Transit; Pybus Market Board Room, Wenatchee, WA


The ADA Fundamentals is an overarching review of the transportation regulations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The course is a full day, six-hour session that will cover the origin and history of the ADA as well as the applicability of regulations to transit systems and other businesses in the transportation field.  The course will address accessible vehicle requirements, paratransit, paratransit eligibility, fixed route operations, training and maintenance requirements.  Though the emphasis will be on bus and paratransit operations, the course will also skim over the requirements for transit facilities for both bus and rail.  When students finish this course, they will leave with a solid, broad understanding of the ADA as well as reference materials to share with colleagues back at their home systems.  This course requires no foreknowledge of ADA or accessibility and is intended as a basic course.


August 9, 2019, 9a.m. – 2 p.m. , Enhanced ADA Eligibility Best Practices; Pybus Market Board Room, Wenatchee, WA 


The Enhanced ADA Eligibility Best Practices Course is a second tier course for students who already have a basic understanding of ADA paratransit eligibility requirements.  This course will build on an assumed basic level of knowledge and will concentrate on trip by trip and conditional eligibility, eligibility determination models and ways to enhance existing eligibility processes.  The course will use a combination of lecture and group exercises to work through this material.  At the end of this 4-hour course, participants will be ready to conduct a review of their exiting eligibility processes and implement enhancements. This course is suggested for transit professionals already familiar with ADA paratransit eligibility and people who have just completed the ADA Fundamentals course. 



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1108 Springwater Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801



Lots of eateries and shops, other restaurants with in a 4 block radius in “Historical” Downtown Wenatchee!


If you need to find a hotel, here are some links to a few in Wenatchee and close to the training.  The Hilton Gardens is brand new and right next to our training venue (but a bit pricey).


Hilton Garden Inn Wenatchee 



Best Western Chieftain Inn

Wenatchee, Washington, United States












Travelodge by Wyndham




2020 ADA Conference - Information to come!  Plan to attend this Conference in April of 2020!