Registration Now Open for the Accessible Transportation Symposium

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration on Community Living (ACL) National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) are sponsoring the Accessible Transportation Symposium on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The symposium will discuss how autonomous solutions can lead to transformational changes and revolutionary advances in accessible transportation, personal mobility, and independent travel for all travelers, including people with disabilities.


This Accessible Transportation Symposium will provide information on the Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) sponsored by the USDOT with support from NIDILRR. The objective is to engage stakeholders and colleagues on the state of the science of accessible transportation technologies; review NIDILRR's and USDOT's activities; facilitate partnership building; foster federal research coordination; and generate support for ATTRI research, application, and integrated demonstration and pilot activities.


The goals of the symposium are to:

  • Identify promising research and development activities and explore cooperation and knowledge translation strategies
  • Review roadmap, research priorities, and recommendations
  • Describe steps toward creating collaborative, accessible transportation research and development activities including demonstrations and pilots
  • Leverage existing activities and programs across government to achieve goals.

The deadline to register for the symposium is 5:00 pm, Thursday, June 21. Advance registration is required.


Title: Accessible Transportation Symposium
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm EDT
Registration: Register by Thursday, June 21

ATTRI is a joint USDOT initiative co-led by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, and other Federal partners, including NIDILRR.