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Development of Transit Educational Software Tools for Handheld Computers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRS5705C10004
Agency Tracking Number: SBAAssigned DOT2
Amount: $98,159.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3090 Premiere Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
United States
DUNS: 145944166
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Marsha Bomar
Phone: (770) 813-0882
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Success in increasing seat belt and bicycle helmet usage has been accelerated by teaching children the value. This accomplishes two purposes: the children gow up with these as a natural part of their behavior and they insist that family members adopt the practices. Therefore, it is imperative that children learn the importance of transit and understand that it provides a convenient, reliable and energy-efficient alternative to driving alone in a private automobile. To address this issue, a series of software applications will be developed for use with handheld and desktop computers. Materials/activities will designed to correspond with each lesson appropriate for each age group The game-like, currculum-based lessons will be appropriate for use in such subjects as Math, Science, Social Studies, and Communications. The importance of developing a positive attitude towards public transportation at an early age cannot be overstated. If children do not learn to utilize public transportation as an option for travel, air pollution and illnesses related to poor air quality will most likely continue to rise. Children need to be excited about being part of the solution.

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