Developing a Fuzzy-Logic Method for Evaluating the Accessibility of Disable People to Public Transportation in Rural Communities

This research will introduce a method to evaluate the accessibility of public transportation services for disabled people in rural areas. The proposed approach will fill the gap of the existing evaluation methods by (1) transforming the existing transportation-quality evaluation to an accessibility-quality evaluation focused on disabled people in rural areas; (2) evaluating accessibility for four major disability types; and (3) introducing a fuzzy-logic assessment that generates a quantitative score for the evaluation.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $80000
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      United States Department of Transportation - FHWA - TTAP

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Washington State University, Pullman

      Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
      PO Box 642910
      Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
    • Start Date: 20190916
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210915
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01723935
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Nov 28 2019 8:15AM