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Online Survey: Accessible Sleeper for Passenger Rail Design

An Oregon State University research team is developing designs of an accessible sleeper compartment for the next generation of bi-level long-distance passenger rail cars. The team is interested in learning your opinions about your needs or experiences during long-distance rail travel by passengers who are older or may have disabilities.  The information you provide will help the research team inform the passenger rail industry, federal regulatory and policy agencies to make changes that will make long distance rail travel more accessible for everyone.

The online survey is designed to protect the respondents’ identity. You may be assured of complete confidentiality. The data will be reported as summary form only and will not contain any identifiable information. The survey responses are essential for assisting the Oregon State University team to develop new accessible sleeper compartment designs that will make long distance passenger rail safer and more dignified for all travelers.  If you have any questions about the purpose of this survey, please call Kate Hunter-Zaworski at 541-737-4982.

Research Title: Evaluation of Accessible Sleeper for Passenger Rail Car. The survey is designed to take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Please forward to people who may be interested in participating.