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Public Rights-of-Way Assessment Instrumentation to Determine Accessibility

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88435
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-08-C-10058
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
081-FH2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC
2240 MERIDIAN BLVD STE C Minden, NV 89423-8628
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Public Rights-of-Way Assessment Instrumentation to Determine Accessibility
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRT57-10-C-10081
Award Amount: $749,809.00
 

Abstract:

  City planners and engineers need detailed assessments of public rights-of-way to evaluate existing conditions, determine compliance with draft accessibility guidelines, and plan reconstruction projects.  Current assessment methods are inadequate and inefficient due to the time and resources required.  This project will develop an automated public rights-of-way assessment process and the measurement instrumentation necessary to accurately and efficiently assess public rights-of-way corridors, sidewalk elements, and sidewalk features.  The instrumentation will include software with a graphical user interface, a Structured Query Language (SOL) data structure, and a report generator to facilitate the creation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plans.  Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tools will also be created to build sidewalk mapping layers.  An assessment process training and certification program will be developed to ensure proper instruction and to facilitate widespread implementation.  This project will develop the methodologies, instrumentation, and training required to economically generate the objective information needed to improve the safety and accessibility of public rights-of-way.

Principal Investigator:

Peter W. Axelson
Director of Research and Development
7757838822
peter@beneficialdesigns.com

Business Contact:

Seanna L. Kringen
Research Associate
7757838822
seanna@beneficialdesigns.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Beneficial Designs, Inc.
2240 Meridian Blvd. Suite C Minden, NV 89423

EIN/Tax ID: 880479254
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No