Accessibility Observatory

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Accessibility Observatory
Vendor University of Minnesota
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"The Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota is the nation's leading resource for the research and application of accessibility-based transportation system evaluation. The Observatory is guided by a threefold mission:

  1. To advance the field of transportation system evaluation through research of new data sources and methods for accessibility evaluation
  2. To develop standards and tools to facilitate the use and communication of accessibility-based metrics in transportation planning, engineering, and evaluation
  3. To apply our tools and expertise in support of continual improvements in the planning, design, engineering, and analysis of transportation systems

The Observatory is a program of the Center for Transportation Studies and the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering.

The Accessibility Observatory builds on earlier work conducted at the University of Minnesota, including the Access to Destinations study and the Transportation and Regional Growth study."[1]