Usability Study on Public Transit Buses
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation is currently conducting a global survey of usability problems on public transit buses.
The survey is open until April 1, 2011.
The study investigates getting on and off public buses, circulating inside of buses, understanding the communication and information systems of public buses, as well as issues concerning rider safety. The information collected from this study should help identify the aspects of using public buses that merit further detailed experimental research in controlled settings. The survey targets a broad demographic including manufacturers, designers, engineers, researchers and riders (of all abilities). Not only are we interested in learning about the problems faced on public buses, but also in acquiring feedback on participants’ (1) “best practice” experiences with public transportation in cities they have visited and (2) what they envision for the bus of the future.
This Center is funded by a grant from the Department of Education through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.