A MassDOT Multimodal Mashup for Rides to Wellness

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Office of Planning and Rail and Transit Division have supported the development of technology that provides transit trip planning by the MBTA and the Commonwealth’s regional transit agencies. Most of these agencies have also added automatic vehicle location systems (AVL) to their fixed-route and paratransit vehicles and provide that real-time information to the traveling public through smartphone applications and other displays. The MBTA’s commuter rail contractor also provides Web-based trip planning and real-time vehicle location Web mapping for inter-city passenger rail services in eastern Massachusetts. However, trip planning and real-time AVL for inter-city bus services are not readily available to seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans that could use inter-city bus services throughout Massachusetts. In many cases, inter-city bus and rail services are the only means of providing access to veterans’ health care and major medical facilities. This project will provide MassDOT with a prototype statewide Web-based multimodal Mash-up that focuses on inter-city bus services supported by MassDOT capital assistance and updated licensed health care provider locations to provide Rides to Wellness (RTW) for the state’s veterans, seniors, and individual with disabilities living in rural and small urban areas.


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $100000
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Massachusetts Division
      55 Broadway, 10th Floor
      Cambridge, Massachusetts  United States  02142
    • Managing Organizations:

      Massachusetts Department of Transportation

      10 Park Plaza
      Boston, MA  United States  02116
    • Project Managers:

      Sperling, Elliot

    • Performing Organizations:

      Bridgewater State College

      Park Terrace
      Bridgewater, MA  United States  02325-
    • Principal Investigators:

      Shama, Uma

      Harman, Lawrence

    • Start Date: 20180515
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Research and Development

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01688750
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 103823
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 18 2018 9:57AM