The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) and the Shared-Use Mobility Center, with support from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and in partnership with both the National Center for Mobility Management and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), are hosting a free, two-part workshop to discuss the challenges of Mobility On Demand (MOD) and explore solutions. The workshop immediately follows APTA's Annual Meeting & EXPO at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Over the past several years, the MOD ecosystem has evolved significantly. From the expansion of bikeshare and carshare partnerships to the rapid rise of transportation network companies (TNCs), MOD is impacting transportation networks worldwide. With these expanding options, however, comes important questions: How can these transportation modes best be used within the existing transportation system? What are some common issues that MOD providers face, and what are the solutions? How can successful MOD partnerships be implemented across the country?
Lessons Learned from MOD Partnerships: ITS America
The workshop will begin with ITS America hosting an interactive forum focusing on the lessons learned from previous MOD partnerships. This event will include several short presentations covering various methods of implementing MOD, outlining lessons from past efforts, and exploring potential opportunities for improving future implementations. These presentations will provide a jumping-off point for a group brainstorming session, discussing potential ways to improve MOD implementation across the country.
MOD Innovation and Knowledge Accelerator: The Shared-Use Mobility Center
The Shared-Use Mobility Center, as part of its work managing the MOD Innovation and Knowledge Accelerator with FTA, will then host a panel discussion featuring leading public and private sector experts — including representatives from TNCs and transit agencies — to discuss challenges, opportunities and possibilities related to the collection, sharing and use of critical transportation data obtained through public-private partnerships.
Registration for the APTA annual meeting is NOT required to attend the workshop. Should you need accommodations, you can find hotel information on APTA's website (you can choose "EXPO Only Attendee" under Attendee Type if you are not attending the APTA Annual Meeting).
A detailed agenda will be sent out to registrants as the event nears.