The Buffalo, NY, ITS4US Complete Trip Deployment project aims to ensure that transit in and around BNMC is accessible for all travelers, especially those with disabilities, older adults, and low-income individuals, among others. With funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation and support from partners, this project will use technology and resources to increase transportation options and ease traffic congestion for BNMC’s approximately 16,000 employees and 1.5 million visitors each year.
ITS4US Buffalo will provide accessible transportation options, connecting community members to BNMC and the surrounding neighborhoods of Allentown, Fruit Belt, and Masten Park.
ITS4US Buffalo Key Tools and Services
Complete Trip Platform (CTP)
This trip-planning platform will have accessibility settings and en route navigation so users can customize for their travel needs across the Buffalo region.
Community Shuttle Service
A shuttle service, which will be integrated with the CTP, will circulate around the BNMC campus and Fruit Belt area. Shuttles will be human operated or self-driving (with an onboard assistant).
Travel infrastructure will be upgraded with smart digital features and information technologies to improve mobility and wayfinding for travelers who need support.
The Three Phases of ITS4US Buffalo
The ITS4US Buffalo project is led by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) in partnership with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) and University at Buffalo (UB), with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).
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ITS4US Buffalo News
$41 Million in Awards for Innovative Technologies
U.S. Department of Transportation announces over $41 million in awards for innovative technologies to improve transportation mobility and access for persons with disabilities.
UB, Partners Receive $8.2 Million to Help Vulnerable Populations With Transportation Issues
Researchers will utilize UB’s driverless electric shuttle to study how to improve transportation in and around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
BNMC & Partners Awarded up to $8.2 Million to Improve Transportation Access
USDOT has selected the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BMNC) as one of five U.S. locations to pilot the Complete Trip – ITS4US Deployment Program.
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