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Meet our Winners:
The project will enhance transportation for individuals with cognitive disabilities using the WayFinder Ecosystem. WayFinder operates on iOS and Android mobile devices and uses GPS and personalized visual, audio, and vibration prompts to allow individuals with cognitive disabilities to be able to use fixed route public transportation independently.
Award: $50,000 ($25,000 of City:One Challenge funding with a $25,000 match from CICF)
The “Knowledge = The Power of Mobility” proposal will work with nontraditional transportation providers to collect baseline data regarding the challenges for low income communities to access transportation to cultural and recreational activities in Indianapolis. That data will then be used to increase information about existing transportation options and to create additional means of getting around the city.
In addition, IndyGo will be seeking authorization from its Board of Directors in December for funding to be used in partnership with CICF to fund two additional pilot proposals.
IndyGo will partner with the MLK Center to develop and pilot a neighborhood-based micro-transit service utilizing wheelchair accessible and family friendly vehicles to connect Midtown residents to jobs, school, health care, and first/last mile connections to fixed transit routes.
The “City on Wheels” proposal will digitally map and assess the health and integrity of 61 miles of sidewalk infrastructure along the Red Line bus rapid transit line. The pilot will employ local residents who use wheelchairs, which will be outfitted with various technologies to map all aspects of the sidewalks. These findings will be used in the development of pedestrian infrastructure along the Purple and Blue Lines.