Trip Planning and Monitoring

Trip Planning and Monitoring

Please share barriers you have experienced in trip planning and monitoring. Consider barriers related to inputting trip requirements, evaluating and selecting trip options, monitoring in real-time and providing feedback. Share the barrier's impact. Detail potential solutions for removing the barrier, including what technologies would be useful.

(@kirving)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

Government Issued Cell Phones - Universal Transit App

Every government issued cell phone should come equipped with a universal transit app to lead the user to select the transit agency in their area/region.

 

This app can be username and password protected and come auto populated with the assigned user's information to assist with transportation planning and aids.

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(@tkentkeyser)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

Knowing when you paratransit vehicle will arrive saves time

If there were a vehicle tracking app so paratransit riders would know when to meet their driver, everyone would be more productive and everyone would save wasted time. Can’t Federal Transit Administration develop a generic app that paratransit services could adopt? Please?

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(@mjeghers)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

First Mile, Last Mile for Rural Communities

I live in an area that bridges between rural landscape and a college city. Many residents that live on the outskirts of town experience the public transit first mile/last mile problem. This is where people live away from a 1/4 mile walking distance to a public transit stop. This impacts individuals ability to travel for daily needs (work, school, medical appointments). Those who are underserved, from low-income households... more »

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(@aoberg8670)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

More transit options using existing technology

Public-private partnerships with uber and lyft have the potential to increase transit options for people with disabilities in some areas. Uber has contracted a number of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle's in the DC area. While there is always room for improvement, I think that expanding the options through existing means is the most efficient way to increase access to transportation.

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(@kelseehove)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

Rural Transportation Options

Living in a very rural state, it is very difficult to access accessible transportation, especially outside of regular work hours. I feel there is a need to advocate for legal changes to require 24 hour accessible transportation in all counties of every state. This may be similar to how an Uber/Lift would work, but each county would have at least one accessible vehicle and someone available to drive these. This could... more »

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(@french.jean)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

Electronic Systems to Access Transportation Leaves Some Out

Simply, total dependence on electronic systems for signing up for transportation options themselves cuts out those of us who do not have cellphones, iphones or other electronic access. I have a computer at work, but cannot afford any electronic access at home, as the machines cost more than I can spend. I have disabilities, and a lower-than-middle-class income, and I have three dependents. I get to walk or use regular... more »

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(@tamara)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

Scheduling

As a paratransit rider, I travel to work using our paratransit system. In inclement weather, I travel both to work and my home using the paratransit system. However, I often find the time in travel and boarding times exponentially longer than if I went via train, bus, taxi. I usually board the system by the time I am given by the computer at least 2.5 hours early. I believe this is often to pick up other passengers that... more »

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(@cajellen)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

Mapping

For fixed transit routes, especially buses transporting passengers to trains and trolleys stations, it would be helpful to have a electronic trip planner similar to MapQuest or other programs outlining the entire journey e.g. bus numbers, departure/arrival times of each trip segment. Outlining "alternate" times/routes in the event that a connection is missed/unavailable/late would be helpful too. Bus to bus transitions... more »

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(@zapowell)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

Improving Connections for Trip Planning

Current paratransit services lack many of the key features that makes ride-sharing services an exciting new opportunity for travelers. Many paratransit services require riders to schedule trips 24-48 hours in advance, which creates barriers for social and employment opportunities. Additionally, availability of transportation services is often the deciding factor in whether someone takes the next step to access services... more »

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(@mdefenbaugh)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

Rural Community Options

Currently in our small rural community we only have ONE option for public transportation that runs Monday-Friday 8-5pm. This is an issue because many individuals we serve need transportation out side of these hours and on weekends. These individuals are unable to participate in our community do to the lack of public transportation and transportation for those with physical disabilities. This makes it difficult for individuals... more »

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(@kwiley01)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

5 -1-1, Service Personalization

Many 5-1-1 options do not support the needs of people with disabilities as part of their mainstream services.

 

Methods for service personalization in a trip planner application based on end-user needs are rare.

 

A person with a disability may need a trip planner with multi-modal -indicators of major landmarks or similar cues.

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(@kwiley01)

Trip Planning and Monitoring

Volunteer Transportation Programs

Volunteer Driver programs have many examples. These programs have shown modest success in filling gaps in public transportation services. Replicating or using components of these to address the transportation needs of people with disabilities is something that should be further explored in settings where fixed route or other forms of transportation is limited or does not exist. Several examples of volunteer transportation... more »

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