USDOT Offers Free Public Workshop on ATTRI 5/18-19

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) To Offer a Free Public Workshop on Applications for the Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI)

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a free public workshop to inform and engage stakeholders on the progress, applications, and next steps of the USDOT’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI). The public workshop is scheduled for May 18-19, 2015, from approximately 8:00 am to 5:30 pm in Washington, DC.

Summary

Project Description

The USDOT’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) conducts research to improve the mobility of travelers with disabilities through the use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and other advanced technologies. ATTRI is a USDOT joint program and research initiative led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with support from the ITS Joint Program Office, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and other federal partners.

Recently the USDOT completed a Request for Information (RFI) and comments on accessible transportation technology applications that will be pursued through ATTRI to assist in the personal mobility of three targeted populations: (1) people with disabilities, (2) older adults, and (3) veterans, and then transfer these benefits to all travelers. ATTRI will develop technological solutions to remove barriers associated with four functional disabilities: (1) visual, (2) hearing, (3) cognitive and (4) mobility. The USDOT anticipates procurement actions for the development of one or more applications in 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.its.dot.gov/attri

Purpose of Public Workshop

This workshop will inform and engage stakeholders on recent progress and future activities of ATTRI. Specifically, this workshop will assist the program in identifying specific technology applications to be further developed through future activities of ATTRI.

This workshop will identify candidate technology solutions to address the travel needs of people with disabilities, older adults, and veterans with disabilities. The USDOT is looking for your feedback and help in identifying new technology solutions addressing the mobility challenges of all travelers. Your participation in this workshop will contribute to the selection of applications to be developed in future ATTRI activities. This workshop is being sponsored by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO).

The workshop will take place at:

Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol

550 C Street S.W.

Washington, DC 20024,

(202) 479-4000

To register, visit: http://www.itsa.org/attriworkshop

For further information contact:

Carlos Alban

Transportation Program Specialist

Intelligent Transportation Society of America

1100 New Jersey Ave., SE, Suite #850

Washington, DC 20003

Phone: 202-721-4223

Email: calban@itsa.org

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