The DOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program office (ITS JPO) will be hosting five public webinars online, starting 2:00-3:30pm on April 12 and repeating each subsequent week until May 10. The webinars are part of a three stage efforts called the Complete Trip – ITS4US Deployment Program. The $40 million project, backed by the OST, FHWA, and FTA, looks to determine more accessible and efficient transportation options for underserved communities. Groups including people with disabilities, lower income, and limited English proficiency face mobility challenges, particularly with multiple trip segments. Complete Trip seeks to minimize these difficulties through building local partnerships in rural regions.
The Project’s Phase 1 (Concept Development) selected five teams to receive funding for deployment sites. These awardees, the hosts of the coming webinars, are listed below with a short description and their registration links.
- Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA). Project plans to integrate the scheduling and management of healthcare appointments and transportation. Register for April 12, 2022.
- ICF International, Inc. Project plans to combine accessible trip planning services with community based shuttle services tailored to travelers with disabilities. Register for April 19, 2022.
- University of Washington (UW). Project plans to make data on travel paths (such as sidewalk conditions) more accessible to underserved communities. Register for April 26, 2022.
- California Association of Coordinated Transportation (CALACT). Project plans to develop tools and extensions pertaining to trip booking and payment for small agencies. Register for May 3, 2022.
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). Project plans to provide Gwinnett County residents with features including detailed step-by-step trip navigation. Register for May 10, 2022.
For more general information about Complete Trip, click here. The Concepts of Operation, explaining the processes for the five awardees through Phase 1, can be found here. To learn more about Intelligent Transportation Systems, further resources can be found here.