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 Mobility as a Service

March 2018NCMM

​In recent years, the planning and delivery of community transportation have seen their own “industrial revolution,” except at a much quicker pace than was ever seen in the 18th/19th century version. The field has experienced the advent of sophisticated algorithms for scheduling routes and trips, GIS-based tracking and monitoring of vehicles, apps that allow customers to more directly interface with services and receive minuteby-minute service updates, and now even automated operations of vehicles. Simultaneously, and largely enabled by these technological advances, the range of modes for moving about the community has rapidly evolved. To the traditional choices of travel by private automobile, bus, taxi, and train, we have now added bikeshare, carshare, on-demand carpooling and shuttling, vanpooling, and transportation network companies.​ Read the Document Here>>​

March 2018Cubic

​Over the last ten years, several converging market forces, social trends and advancements in technology have started to reshape the way we understand transportation, the way we want to experience it and the way we expect it to be delivered. Once a realm dominated by private vehicles juxtaposed with public transit, today transportation is a much more complex and multilayered topic, facing new, formidable challenges but also standing on the brink of vast new opportunities.​ Click here to read the white paper >> ​

June 2018TRB

Presentation from TRB on the state-of-the-practice of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in Europe and the United States. View the presentation here >>​

ongoingRob Antoniak
​Valley Metro and Waymo joined forces to introduce a new partnership that will help drive the future of transportation. Using Waymo’s self-driving vehicle technology, Valley Metro will participate in an innovative travel solution pilot that can be modeled across the country.​​ Visit their website to learn more about the partnership >>​ 
OngoingMorgan Lyons

​With a continued focus on enhancing customer Mobility as a Service (MaaS) opportunities, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is contracting with Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP to develop a smart media and communications digital platform which will include the deployment of content-rich kiosks at strategic high-traffic locations throughout the DART network.​ Learn more here >>​


Transit provides important connections for the more than 100 million nondrivers in the United States (including the one in five older adults who do not drive), according to the AARP.  Still, many of these nondrivers do not have sufficient mobility options.  Mobility as a Service (MaaS) offers potential solutions to the accessibility concerns that Americans with disabilities, lower-income Americans, and older Americans have.  Public transportation will continue to serve as the backbone of any future MaaS networks that adequately provide services to those with greater mobility needs. New mobility services that do not work in concert with public transit services run the risk of segmenting ridership based on income and leaving lower-income travelers behind.  Look into AARP’s new report, Universal Mobility as a Service: A Bold Vision forHarnessing the Opportunity of Disruption​, for more details. 

March 2018Dwight Mengel
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