Our Team

Our team represents data scientists, transportation engineers and planners, accessible user experience experts, tool developers, open data communities, software specialists, and local advocacy groups, all of whom work to promote equitable and resilient accessible cities.

Project leads

Taskar Center for Accessible Technology
Anat Caspi, Director, TCAT
The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT), housed by the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science at the University of Washington, develops, translates, and deploys open source, universally accessible technologies, with a focus on benefiting populations with motor limitations or speech impairment. TCAT engages University of Washington students, faculty, and an engaged community in the creation of a sustainable social enterprise for the development, deployment, and support of accessible technologies.

Washington State Transportation Center
Mark E. Hallenbeck, Director, TRAC
Ryan Avery, Senior Research Engineer, TRAC
The Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) is a cooperative, interdisciplinary transportation research agency. Its members—Washington State University, the University of Washington, and the Washington State Department of Transportation—formed TRAC in 1983 to coordinate transportation research efforts—both state and commercial, public and private—and to develop research opportunities both nationally and locally. TRAC acts as a link among government agencies, university researchers, and the private sector.

Other team members

Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Cambridge Systematics specializes in transportation and pioneering the development and implementation of innovative policy and planning solutions, objective analysis, and technology applications. It is an independent, employee-owned firm recognized throughout the world as a leader in these fields. The firm’s leadership and staff are personally committed to advancing, and even reimagining, transportation services now and for future generations.

City of Bellevue
The City of Bellevue is Washington state’s fifth largest city. This project exemplifies the Bellevue Council’s Vision that “Bellevue welcomes the world. Diversity is our strength.” The City of Bellevue’s diversity work is rooted in the principles of equity, access, inclusion, opportunity, and cultural competency. It has continued commitment to provide equal mobility solutions that are inclusive.

Studio Pacifica
Studio Pacifica is an architectural consulting firm specializing in accessibility consulting and design review. Its specialized consulting practice is driven by a belief in universal design—a way of thinking about design that translates into built environments that enhance quality of life for people of all abilities. The company’s mission is to improve transit and transportation mobility options through improving equity of routing and transit service data, incorporating customized pedestrian routing, on-demand transit options, and improved accessible user interfaces.

Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, 2D and 3D solutions. It believes the world is a better place with more creators in it—so enabling creators is at the heart of everything it does. Founded in 2004 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Unity has grown from being primarily a games platform to a global company creating solutions across industries that include energy, mining, AEC, automotive, transportation, manufacturing, and more.

Participating agencies

Washington State Department of Transportation
Oregon Department of Transportation
Maryland Department of Transportation

Participating companies

Several corporate partners have agreed to work with us by contributing data to data pipelines. We will update this list as additional partners come aboard.