Complete trips for all means accessible travel for everyone, everywhere, anytime. What innovations and new solutions in mobility services do you feel hold the most promise for increasing accessible transportation?
Panel 2: The Future of Mobility Services
Let's start by defining the Complete Trip. “Complete Trip” means that a user can get from point A to point B seamlessly and efficiently, regardless of the number of modes, transfers, and connections. With a complete trip, each step in travel is fully accessible; the planning, the navigation, the use of each mode, any transfers, and safe arrival both to the destination and back. What does a Complete Trip mean to your organization?... more »
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... more »
I would like to hear the panelists go low tech and discuss how walking and cycling infrastructure are a part of mobility for all. Many find cycling easier than walking so an adapted cycle can actually be an important mobility aid (and should be funded as such). The current infrastructure is inadequate for everyone, let alone an individual with challenges. For example, on a recent walk with blind and visually impaired... more »
States are charged in their Master Contracts with the FTA to perform oversight of their subrecipients transit programs. This includes accessible transit, accessible sidewalks, accessible bus stops and facilities among other things. I find, as a statewide advocate for people with disabilities that enforcement of the ADA and Title VI is lax to non-existent by states. Their subrecipients do no better with their contracted... more »
There’s been a jump in comfort animal prevalence on planes. Dander from these comfort animals can be a trigger for those with life-threatening severe asthma. What approach does the panel recommend for policy makers when those with life threatening allergies and asthma who travel on an airplane?