Development of an Older Adult Empathy System to Assess Transit & Livability

The majority of older adults choose to drive to meet their transportation needs. However, driving may not be a lifelong option for many. Consequently, public transportation must be more than simply accessible, it must be easy to use and an attractive option. This project will develop and apply an empathy approach to better understand the experience of older users in a transit environment, including rail and bus. Using Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT's) Age Gain Now Empathy System, or AGNES, researchers will seek to identify and map the friction points for older users accessing public transportation.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $150000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Start Date: 20120101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130430
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34977

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01489475
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0001, MITR21-2
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Aug 9 2013 1:01AM