Public Rights-of-Way Assessment Instrumentation to Determine Accessibility

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Amount:
$749,809.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DTRT57-10-C-10081
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
DTRT5708RSBIR
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-08-C-10058
Solicitation Topic Code:
081FH2
Small Business Information
Beneficial Designs, Inc.
2240 Meridian Blvd., Suite C, Minden, NV, 89423
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
880479254
Principal Investigator
 Peter Axelson
 Director of Research and Development
 (775) 783-8822
 peter@beneficialdesigns.com
Business Contact
 Seanna Kringen
Title: Research Associate
Phone: (775) 783-8822
Email: seanna@beneficialdesigns.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

 

City planners and engineers need detailed assessments of public rights-of-way to evaluate existing conditions, determine compliance with draft accessibility guidelines, and plan reconstruction projects.  Current assessment methods are inadequate and inefficient due to the time and resources required.  This project will develop an automated public rights-of-way assessment process and the measurement instrumentation necessary to accurately and efficiently assess public rights-of-way corridors, sidewalk elements, and sidewalk features.  The instrumentation will include software with a graphical user interface, a Structured Query Language (SOL) data structure, and a report generator to facilitate the creation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plans.  Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tools will also be created to build sidewalk mapping layers.  An assessment process training and certification program will be developed to ensure proper instruction and to facilitate widespread implementation.  This project will develop the methodologies, instrumentation, and training required to economically generate the objective information needed to improve the safety and accessibility of public rights-of-way.

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