UB, NFTA are working to make public transportation more accessible

UB’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) has received grant funding to test two new types of securement systems for public transportation riders who use a wheeled mobility device such as a wheelchair or motorized scooter. Part of the three-year, $600,000 research project also will examine how the autonomous vehicle industry is — or isn’t — considering accessibility and universal design, including mobility-device securement, in current practices.