Background on ATTRI

In 2013, the United States Department of Transportation launched the Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) to enhance mobility choice and quality for travelers with disabilities by providing the capability to reliably, safely and independently plan their travel. ATTRI identifies, coordinates, develops, and implements new integrated technological solutions in advancing such capabilities. By working together with other Federal partners, the U.S. DOT aims to achieve an accessible transportation network that is far more economical, expansive and welcoming, something that is of increasing importance not only to travelers with disabilities but to the aging population in the United States.

ATTRI is a 5-year USDOT joint research and development initiative co-led by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) with support from ITS JPO and other Federal agencies.

ATTRI leads research, development, and implementation of transformative solutions and applications for all people including those with disabilities to effectively plan their travel. ATTRI seeks to enhance the capability of travelers to reliably, safely, and independently travel. ATTRI leverages recent advances in vehicle-and-infrastructure-based technologies including wireless communication and information technologies that connect users; mobile devices; vehicles; and other technology based innovations. These technologies provide access to a wealth of information, including transportation data, municipality data, points of interest data, crowd sourced data, and disability data.

Other Resources:

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation
Center for Urban Transportation Research
U.S. Access Board
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration
United We Ride
Interagency Committee on Disability Research
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center
National Center for Mobility Management
American Public Transportation Association
Community Transportation Association of America
Easter Seals Project ACTION
National Center on Senior Transportation
ITS Strategic Planning Group Glossary

Examples Of Technologies

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