Panel 2: The Future of Mobility Services

What can the FTA do to promote open standards for access?

There are a number of platforms that can currently ingest accessibility information (for mobility needs) from GTFS and other formats and return users with accessible trip plans. However these platforms are hampered because few agencies publish this information, and they treat access as all or nothing based solely on wheeled mobility devices - either you can access a station or vehicle or you cannot - when the lived experience of people are much more complicated. What can the FTA do to (1) so that all public agencies publish this information freely and openly and (2) to further this standard so it applies to other types of mobility, sight, hearing, or other needs?


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Idea No. 247