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.

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Equal Access for All

A common journey planning system should incorporate features & functions for people with cognitive disabilities to travel more independently throughout a city vs being dependent on more traditional alternative modes of transportation like paratransit. Features might include easier to understand navigation, more verbal prompts and visual guides as well as confirmation of Origin & Destination to the individuals care-giver... more »

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Entrance to All Types of Stores

Not all doors are accessible? I was at Penny`s this weekend, you push the button to go through the 1st-door & you barely have enough room once you push the button to go through the 2nd door?

A terrible setup for those with Disabilities. All stores need to access for those with Disabilities.

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Location, location, location

With closest stop about 1/2 Mile from the independent living facility I currently live in I would like to see a stop added or some sort of van made available for those of us who are unable to travel that on our own but do not qualify for special pick ups.

In fact I see that in the suburban areas the service is few and hours in between. I bit more attention to the census this year might help.

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Mass Transit Needs

I live in a retirement community just west of Richmond, Virginia. The closest bus stop is two miles from my location. A slight change in bus routes would provide service to three retirement communities that employ over 1,100 and serve approximately 1,500 residents in independent and assisted living apartments. There is also a nursing home included but transportation is provided to doctor appointments for them. With... more »

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A "panic button" or plan in place for when things go awry

Different cities offer similar transit plans and/or shared ride services (SRS) but all of them are flawed in one particular aspect. There is no "panic button" or plan in place for when things go awry--accidents, break-downs, massive traffic situations, or emergency situations that eliminate the structure/accommodations in place for someone who is disabled. They are basically "abandoned" or have to wait longer periods... more »

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Wait Times too long

I live in an urban area where fixed route transportation is an option. However, available transportation options may have limited run times or require more than one transfer making what should be a ten minute trip turn into a two hour trip, not taking into account traffic and other delays.

Current navigation apps do not always present practical or accurate routes-- and do not accurately reflect transportation availability.... more »

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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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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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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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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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