MOBILITY RUSH FROM ITS AMERICA

Mobility Rush is a biweekly publication, produced with the support of the Federal Transit Administration, that highlights the latest Mobility on Demand (MOD) partnerships.


CASE STUDIES

Ridesourcing for Special Needs: Chesterfield County has partnered with Uber and Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia to launch a pilot program providing free, treatment-related transportation to individuals trying to overcome opioid addiction with the goal of making it easier and more affordable for recovering participants to seek treatment.

Supplementing Paratransit Service: The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in Las Vegas partnered with Lyft on a six-month paratransit pilot program. Through this program, Southern Nevada Transit Coalition (SNTC) paratransit riders can opt-in to receive Lyft rides instead of their standard SNTC paratransit service. Unlike the existing service, participants can book Lyft rides not only in advance but also on-demand. Over the six months, costs to operate the service were cut by 50% and customer satisfaction increased.

Rural Mobility Services: Tompkins County, NY has partnered with carshare (Ithaca Carshare), rideshare (ZimRide) and ridesourcing (Lyft/Uber) to improve mobility services through the community.

Integrated Information & Payment: The Regional Transportation District (RTD), which operates public transit services in Denver, has partnered with ridesourcing company, Uber, to integrate public transit information and ticket payment options into the Uber app for a more seamless user mobility planning experience.

Customer Multi-Modal Trip Planning: The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), the transit operator for the Portland metropolitan area, has partnered with Uber, SHARE NOW (formerly car2go), and BIKETOWN to pilot a new multimodal trip planning tool. Louisville, KY's Transit Authority of River City (TARC) has launched what it calls a "first-of-its-kind" Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform that includes a multimodal trip planning app and a Dynamic Trip Planner on its website. Users can plan trips across multiple modes of transportation including local transit, bike-share, scooters and ride sourcing services . The platform provides real-time data and analytics on system usage, trip origins and terminations, mode of travel and rider cost savings from app usage, and will eventually integrate payment services.

Micromobility Operations and Payment: Charlotte, Detroit and Omaha announced a collaborative pilot program to apply parking principles, data analysis, and a Passport software platform to analyze scooter distribution and usage patterns, power curbside pricing and payments and manage scooters to address city-level objectives like equitable access and first/last mile solutions for transit.


 

SUMC LEARNING CENTER

The Learning Center is a SUMC tool developed with contributions from ITS America and the support of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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