AE's internal team will be supplemented by Dr. Billie Louise Bentzen, a leading expert on design for the blind and by Tom Rickert, Director of Access Express International & an expert with experience in US and international accessible public transit for both urban and rural settings. Tom will ensure that recent groundbreaking international guidance on public transit and pedestrian design are included in the assessment.

AE will engage its extensive and diverse network of governmental and non-profit partners including Access Exchange International, AAPD, APTA, ASLA, Smart Growth Network, National Center for Bicycling and Walking, Project for Public Spaces, Walkable Communities, America Walks, National Congress for Community Economic Development, AARP, AASHTO, U.S. Access Board, Urban Land Institute, and the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University.