TRIPS project launches a survey investigating inclusive public transport

The TRIPS project launches a survey investigating the driving factors for the transfer of innovation in inclusive public transport.

The public transport sector is aware of the need to make means, systems, and services accessible for all. In many cities, significant steps have been made to make public transport more inclusive, introducing innovations that are often enabled by technological progress.

But what do we know about the transfer of those innovative solutions for accessible transport to other cities or providers? What factors impact the decisions of those who decide about innovations and investments to make their services more inclusive?

This knowledge is important as it will allow developers to design innovative solutions increasingly according to universal design principles that allow for wider adoption and use and thus lower the barriers to the transfer of innovation.

The survey

The Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE), as part of its commitments to the TRIPS project and with the support of the European Commission, is looking into those factors and working on the design of a framework that should guide and support the sector in making the adoption and transfer of innovations in accessible transport easier, faster and less risky.

AAATE, partner in the TRIPS project, is currently looking for relevant decision-makers within public transport operators that are willing to share their views on those factors by completing a 15-minute online questionnaire. The results will be leading to finetuning the framework and the development of practical tools to use it.

The survey can be found here and the researchers thank those who take the time to complete it in advance. The results will be published on the TRIPS project website.

For more information, please contact Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf -