Accessibility and Smart Scale: Using Access Scores to Prioritize Projects

SSTI’s March 2017 webinar looked at emerging tools and data for measuring accessibility, along with ways of operationalizing these measures in planning, project evaluation, equity analysis, and design. Putting these measures into practice can present its own challenges, but interested agencies don’t need to reinvent the wheel.

Virginia’s Smart Scale requires transportation projects to be scored based on six criteria — including accessibility — to qualify for funding. Over the past several years, VDOT, Renaissance Planning Group, Citilabs, and SSTI have worked to improve the methods and processes for measuring accessibility and scored hundreds of proposed projects.

Join Matt Pettit of Citilabs; Chad Tucker, Assistant Administrator, Division of Transportation and Mobility Planning at Virginia DOT; and Dan Hardy from Renaissance Planning to hear how they worked together to score projects for accessibility.

Slides from the webinar can be downloaded here.