ITS4US Deployment Program Phase 2 Webinar: Designing a Complete Mobility Experience

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Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) ITS4US Deployment Project

About the webinar

Presented by Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) ITS4US Deployment Project, Health Connector for the Most Vulnerable: An Inclusive Mobility Experience from Beginning to End

HIRTA Health Connector: Designing a Complete Mobility Experience

This webinar will provide an overview of Health Connector system design and discuss the various tools and technologies being connected and integrated to help travelers get to and from healthcare destinations.  

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET

Presenters: Mike Barry (Federal Highway Administration), Brooke Ramsey (HIRTA), Josh Albertson (Arcadis IBI Group), Rachel Birnbaum and Jen Thompson (Via)


ITS4US Program Overview

The ITS4US Deployment Program, led by the ITS JPO at the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), expands access to transportation for all travelers with a specific focus on underserved communities, including people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, individuals of low income, people in rural communities, and those with limited English proficiency. This program embodies the Administration’s priorities of transportation equity, economic growth, sustainability, and most importantly, compassion and inclusivity. The program funds multiple large-scale replicable deployments in three phases:

  • Phase 1: concept development
  • Phase 2: design and testing
  • Phase 3: operations and evaluation

In June 2022, the deployment sites completed the concept development phase of each of their projects. The U.S. DOT awarded four teams with Phase 2 funding to support the design and testing of their projects based on their Phase 1 concepts. The four deployment sites are:

  • Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
  • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)/Buffalo
  • University of Washington (UW)

For more details on the ITS4US Deployment program, see the program’s website at:

About this Webinar Series

The ITS JPO is hosting a series of free, public webinars to allow each of the four Phase 2 deployment sites to publicly share topics and experiences that would be of interest to deployers considering innovative technology solutions to solve mobility challenges of underserved communities. These webinars will be an opportunity for each site to discuss their experiences during the Design/Build Test/Phase and engage the broader ITS4US Deployment Program Community about their efforts so far in Phase 2. At the end of the presentation, there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask the site questions about their project. Future deployers can benefit from lessons learned and experiences from the ITS4US deployment teams.

Live closed captioning will be provided for all webinars. When registering for the webinar, you will be able to request additional accessibility accommodations to participate. The deadline to request accommodations for each webinar will be 5 business days prior to the live event.