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Accessible Public Transportation

Designing Service for Riders with Disabilities

Edited by Aaron Steinfeld, Jordana L. Maisel, Edward Steinfeld

© 2018 – CRC Press

212 pages | 64 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781482234107
pub: 2017-09-11
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About the Book

The United States is home to more than 54 million people with disabilities. This book looks at public transit and transportation systems with a focus on new and emerging needs for individuals with disabilities, including the elderly. The book covers the various technologies, policies, and programs that researchers and transportation stakeholders are exploring or putting into place. Examples of innovations are provided, with close attention to inclusive solutions that serve the needs of all transportation users.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Importance of Public Transportation

Aaron Steinfeld, Edward Steinfeld

Chapter 2: The Culture of Accessible Transportation

Edward Steinfeld

Chapter 3 The Scope of Inclusive Transportation

Edward Steinfeld

Chapter 4: Trip Planning and Rider Information

Aaron Steinfeld, Heamchand Subryan, Ellen Ayoob

Chapter 5: The Built Environment

Edward Steinfeld

Chapter 6: Vehicle Design

James Lenker, Clive D’Souza, Victor Paquet

Chapter 7: Demand Responsive Transportation

Edward Steinfeld, Aaron Steinfeld

Chapter 8: Paratransit Scheduling and Routing

Zachary B. Rubinstein, Stephen F. Smith

Chapter 9: Location-Based Information

Aaron Steinfeld, Anthony Tomasic, Yun Huang, Edward Steinfeld

Chapter 10: Social Computing and Service Design

John Zimmerman, Aaron Steinfeld, Anthony Tomasic

Chapter 11: Learning from Riders

Jordana Maisel, Daisy Yoo, John Zimmerman, Edward Steinfeld, Aaron Steinfeld

Chapter 12: Vision for the Future

Aaron Steinfeld, Edward Steinfeld

About the Editors

Aaron Steinfeld is an Associate Research Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon and the co-director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation. He earned his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and completed a postdoctoral position at the University of California, Berkeley. Steinfeld’s interests focus on constrained user interfaces and operator assistance, predominantly in the realms of human-robot interaction, transportation, and intelligent systems.

Jordana L. Maisel is the Director of Research Activities at the IDeA Center at the University at Buffalo (UB), and an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning at UB. She earned her B.S. in Human Development form Cornell University, and her Masters of Urban Planning and PhD in industrial and systems engineering from UB. She currently serves as a Project Director in the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation.

Edward Steinfeld is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.Arch and Arch.D from the University of Michigan. He is the founding Director of the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA), a center of excellence in universal design. Dr. Steinfeld is the co-director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety