07 Remote Infrared Audible Signage

Remote Infrared Audible Signage (RIAS) is a system of infrared transmitters and receivers designed to help visually and cognitively disabled individuals navigate through their environment. The RIAS systems are installed within a given environment on specific places, such as, airport transit stations, bus stations, ferry stations and rail platforms, information kiosks, fare vending machines, street intersections with pedestrian signals, and transit vehicles including buses and trains. This project supports the effort of the Sound Transit to purchase, install, and demonstrate Remote Infrared Audible Signage (RIAS) technology at various multimodal and regional transit stations, and transit vehicles. This project will show the benefits of RIAS technology by providing way-finding and direction information to persons with visual, cognitive, or learning disabilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research, Intelligent Transportation Systems


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1895000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Spencer, Jeffrey

  • Performing Organizations:

    Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority

  • Start Date: 20060906
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110822
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34894

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489272
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2013 1:01AM