About TRAC

TRAC stands for the Transit Research & Accessibility Center (TRAC).

TRAC is a project that includes an online training program to (1) educate stakeholders about accessibility and usability requirements of fixed route public buses, and (2) prepare individuals to evaluate the accessibility and usability of bus trips using the specially designed, TRACbus app on their smartphone.

The Yang Tan Institute on Disability and Employment (YTI) is developing the training program and app with funding from the New York State (NYS) Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Information learned from this project will help to facilitate meaningful conversations between riders and the transit authority to determine where riders with disabilities experience difficulties and successes using the Albany area Capital District Transit Authority bus system.

Project Team

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Jennifer Perry

Project Manager

jlp359@cornell.edu

(732) 449-3621

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LaWanda Cook

Project Oversight

lhc359@cornell.edu

(607) 255-6690

Our Funder

This project was funded by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). DDPC in collaboration with individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers and policymakers provides capacity building by promoting policies, plans and best practices that affirm the dignity, value, respect, contribution and worth of all New Yorkers with developmental disabilities; support full participation of people with disabilities in society; uphold equality and self-determination for all; promote access to research and information needed for informed decision making; convene individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers and others to learn from each other to promote promising system changes.