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Accessible Transportation Technology Research Initiative Webinar: Understanding the Travel Needs of Older Adults

March 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) needs your help and expertise to identify user needs and challenges faced by older adult travelers with disabilities to develop transformative technology solutions.


  • 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 co‐led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with support from the ITS Joint Program Office, and other federal agencies.
  • ATTRI’s mission is to enhance the mobility of travelers withdisabilities by providing the capability to reliably, safely, andindependently plan and execute travel. ATTRI will developtransformative technological solutions removing barriers totransportation arising from a range of disability types: visual,hearing, cognitive, and mobility.

We invite you to participate in this research initiative by attending the user needs webinar on Tuesday, March 24th from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. EST.

To participate in this webinar, go to the online registration site. The online registration link is

The interactive webinar will walk participants through several scenarios to gather responses and feedback. Background materials will be provided on the registration site.

Target Audience:

The target audience is older adults; caregivers; advocates; transportation system managers; state, local, and federal government officials; academia; and any other individuals involved with technology and mobility needs for older adults.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access to this webinar for all participants. If you need assistance, alternative formats or services, please contact: Suzie Edrington of Texas A&M Transportation Institute: Phone: (713) 613-9207 Email: [email protected]


March 24, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm




Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Note: All event times are in the local time zone for in-person events and in U.S. Eastern Time for web-based events.