ITS4US Deployment Program Phase 2 Webinar: Enabling Indoor Navigation to Support Complete Trips - Presented by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's Buffalo All Access Project

Enabling Indoor Navigation to Support Complete Trips, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), Buffalo All Access Project

The ITS4US – All Access Buffalo project is developing a Complete Trip Planner application (the “All Access” app) that will provide users the ability to pre-plan a scheduled trip using many mobility modes, including public transportation, autonomous or human-driven shuttle services, and walking.  The goal is to provide “turn by turn” trip plans, including the ability to plan and navigate routes indoors at two facilities – Kaleida Buffalo General Hospital and Visually Impaired Advancement (VIA).
This webinar will focus on the indoor navigation component of the All Access solution. We intend to present the technology involved, features and implementation considerations, and present a demonstration of indoor navigation in action.

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 pm ET
Presenters: Elina Zlotchenko, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Robert Jones, NFTA, Concept Deployment Lead, ITS4US Buffalo All Access; Daniel Seijas and Dana Marciniak Wyse, CXApp; Darren Weibler and John Wiens, Neaera Consulting; Jesse Glascock and Jon Woyame, Etch, LTD.

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The ITS4US Deployment Program, led by the ITS JPO at the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), expands access to transportation for all travelers with a specific focus on underserved communities, including people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, individuals of low income, people in rural communities and those with limited English proficiency. This program embodies the Administration’s priorities of transportation equity, economic growth, sustainability, and most importantly, compassion and inclusivity. The program funds multiple large-scale replicable deployments in three phases:

  • Phase 1: concept development
  • Phase 2: design and testing
  • Phase 3: operations and evaluation

In June 2022, the deployment sites completed the concept development phase of each of their projects. The U.S. DOT awarded four teams with Phase 2 funding to support the design and testing of their projects based on their Phase 1 concepts. The four deployment sites are:

  • Georgia Department of Transportation 
  • Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency
  • NFTA/Buffalo
  • University of Washington

For more details on the ITS4US Deployment program, see the program’s website at:

The ITS JPO is hosting a series of free, public webinars to allow each of the four Phase 2 deployment sites to publicly share topics and experiences that would be of interest to deployers considering innovative technology solutions to solve mobility challenges of underserved communities. These webinars will be an opportunity for each site to discuss their experiences during the Design/Build Test/Phase and engage the broader ITS4US Deployment Program Community about their efforts so far in Phase 2. At the end of the presentation, there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask the site questions about their project. Future deployers can benefit from lessons learned and experiences from the ITS4US deployment teams.

Please use the link below to register for the webinar. Live closed captioning will be provided for all webinars. When registering for the webinar, you will be able to request additional accessibility accommodations to participate. The deadline to request accommodations for each webinar will be 5 business days prior to the live event.