- State of the Practice, Innovation, and Assessment of Relevant Research Reports Now Available
- ATTRI Applications Workshop – Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting 2017 Presentations
- ITS Transit Standards Training: ATTRI Module Now Available
- New ATTRI Video Released
- FHWA, FTA, and ITS JPO release Broad Agency Announcement for ATTRI Application Development
- Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Accessible Transportation Grant
- Stakeholder and User Needs Report – Final Report Now Available
- International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference - CSUN 2016 Presentation
- 2016 South by Southwest Presentation
- Updated Fact Sheet Describes the Current State of ATTRI
About the Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative
The Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) is a joint U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiative, co-led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with support from the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) and other Federal partners.
For people with disabilities, including injured veterans and older adults, inadequate mobility and transportation can hinder them from completing important tasks, such as obtaining employment, commuting to appointments, shopping for groceries, or even attending social events that many take for granted. ATTRI leads efforts to research, develop, and implement transformative solutions, applications, and systems to help all people, particularly those with disabilities, effectively plan and execute their travel, addressing individual mobility needs. The initiative will enhance the capability of travelers to reliably, safely, and independently accomplish their unique travel plans.
ATTRI leverages recent advances in vehicle, infrastructure, and pedestrian-based technologies, as well as accessible data, mobile computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, object detection, and navigation. These technologies are enabled by ever present wireless communications that connect travelers and their mobile devices, vehicles, and roadside infrastructure.
The program is being implemented in three phases: 1) exploratory and user needs research; 2) innovation, prototype development, and testing; and 3) a demonstration phase. ATTRI has completed Phase 1 and is currently focused on Phase 2 activities.
ATTRI research focuses on the needs of three stakeholder groups: people with disabilities, veterans with disabilities, and older adults.
ATTRI will also develop technological solutions to lower or remove barriers to transportation according to four functional disabilities: visual, hearing, cognitive and mobility.
ATTRI Program Status
During the exploratory phase of the program, ATTRI conducted technology scans, a comprehensive user needs analysis of ATTRI’s target populations and functional disabilities, solicited information through a Request for Information (RFI) and conducted extensive stakeholder outreach. Based on this information, the U.S.DOT has determined four (4) priority areas for the development of ATTRI applications:
- Smart Wayfinding and Navigation Systems
- Pre-Trip Concierge and Virtualization
- Shared Use, Automation and Robotics
- Safe Intersection Crossing
In addition, ATTRI determined four (4) foundational considerations that should be explored and considered for any application being developed under the ATTRI program. These foundational considerations are:
- Standard Accessible Data Platform
- Universal Design Standards and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
- Integrated Payment Systems
- Leverage Existing Technologies and Ongoing Research
For more information on the ATTRI program status and details on the ATTRI application areas and foundational considerations see the progress and insights page.
Program Manager, ATTRI
Federal Highway Administration
- ATTRI State of the Practice, Innovation, and Assessment of Research Webinar - Presentation/Recording
- ATTRI Presentation at the SXSW Interactive Festival and Conference 2016 [HTML]
- ATTRI Presentation at the 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference 2016 [HTML]
- ATTRI 2016 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Presentation
- ATTRI Technology Areas
- ATTRI Handout
- ATTRI Fact Sheet
- ATTRI Promotional Brochure [HTML]
- ATTRI Online Dialogues Report
- ATTRI User Needs Webinars
- ATTRI Applications Workshop Materials
- ATTRI 2015 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Presentation
- ATTRI 2015 ITS World Congress Presentation [HTML]
- Job Seekers and Employees with Disabilities Need Better Accessible Transportation Technology
- SXSW Interactive Selects USDOT ATTRI for 2016 Panel Discussion
- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Accessible Transportation Program Cited in New Report on Intellectual Disabilities
- Open Source Application Development Portal