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What does “mobility on demand” success look like?

In October, the Federal Transit Administration announced the selection of 11 projects through its Mobility on Demand Sandbox Program. A piece of a broader move throughout the United States Department of Transportation, the $8 million funding program hopes to harness the potential of on-demand mobility options to make transportation systems more accessible and spur innovative… Read more »

Transit delay measurements should reflect how waits affect riders

It matters how transit agencies measure their own performance, not only internally but also for their riders. These measurements help agencies form the basic understanding of how reliable their services are and help them identify what needs to be improved. In a post today, transit advocacy and research organization TransitCenter notes how New York’s MTA could change… Read more »

Can ride-sourcing companies contribute to livable streets and the Vision Zero movement?

[quote_right][feature_box title=”OPTIONS OPPORTUNITIES” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]On-demand ride companies can act now to make streets safer and more livable through incentives and enforcement, but their greatest impact could be changing transportation attitudes.[/feature_box][/quote_right]This post originally appeared on the TransitCenter blog. Streetsblog’s Aaron Naparstek kicked off one of the first sessions at TransportationCamp NYC, an unconference focused on innovations in… Read more »

Answers to transportation ills need to come from unexpected funding

This is the second of a two-part Mobility Lab series. Part 1 looked at the big-picture history of transportation funding in the United States. Part 2 examines ways we can fund transportation in a future of flat federal funding. [quote_right][feature_box title=”OPTION OPPORTUNITIES” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Ideas abound for ways we can fund transportation, but our leaders need… Read more »

TransportationCamps infuse new thinking into industry

[quote_right][feature_box title=”OPTION OPPORTUNITIES” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″] Unconferences bring fresh ideas, and fresh advocates, together to talk transportation solutions.[/feature_box][/quote_right] This fall and winter will be a busy season for TransportationCamps in the United States, with three currently planned through January and an additional four in various planning stages for Miami, Boston, Houston, and Kansas City. TransportationCamp South… Read more »

NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg on Citi Bike

Biggest Transportation Innovation? People Reclaiming Their Streets

American cities are adding bus and bike lanes, implementing bikeshare systems, and creating public plazas and miniature parks at a rapid pace.[quote_right][feature_box title=”OPTION OPPORTUNITIES” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Cities with civic advocates, strong leaders, and creative transportation agencies have had the most success creating lasting and sustainable transportation system reforms.[/feature_box][/quote_right] Urban streets, long the domain of automobiles, are… Read more »

Rebranding “TDM” Could Fix the Industry’s Communications Struggle

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]TDM practitioners should start exploring beyond the limits of the industry’s largest federal funding mechanism.[/feature_box][/quote_right] Would a common definition of the term and practice of transportation demand management help the industry find other funding sources, do better lobbying for policies, and gain wider acceptance and popularity? And, as we at Mobility… Read more »

How Broader Thinking Can Broaden Your Funding Sources

Arlington County, Virginia, with the help of a grant from the Virginia DOT, recently rolled out a cutting-edge multimodal trip planner, CarFreeAtoZ.[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]When local transportation officials think creatively, they can get out from under some of the limitations presented by federal laws.[/feature_box][/quote_right] In 2014, Salt Lake City launched the Hive Pass, a reduced-cost monthly… Read more »

StreetsCamp Elevates Transit Discourse in D.C. Region

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Local transportation advocacy communities need regular opportunities to gather and learn from each other to effect change.[/feature_box][/quote_right] Successful campaigns to improve transit – and urban mobility more generally – depend on key contributions from community advocates, city government, and transit agencies. The venues are few and far between for these three… Read more »

2 Main Reasons D.C. Transit Ridership is Decreasing

[quote_right][feature_box title=”TDM TAKEAWAY” title_color=”fff” header_color=”369″]Providing education about options and policies is key to increasing transit ridership.[/feature_box][/quote_right] This article was also published at Greater Greater Washington. Americans took a record 10.75 billion trips on public transportation in 2014, according to annual ridership statistics released this month by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This is up… Read more »