SUMC regularly conducts webinars and briefings on shared mobility trends, policy issues and emerging best practices. Below is a summary of recent webinars conducted by SUMC and our partners. You can learn more about each session–including a written summary, speaker powerpoints, and recordings of the live presentations–by visiting the Shared Mobility Policy Database link provided.
The webinar brought Mobility on Demand (MOD) leaders together to talk about effective approaches public and private transportation providers are using to market and educate the public about new MOD services. The speakers included: Sharon Feigon, Executive Director of the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC), Bonnie Epstein and Juan Luvian from the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), Jumana Nabti, Strategy Lead of MTC 511 Carpool Program, from SwitchPoint Planning, and Jeff Becker and Brian Matthews from the Denver area’s Regional Transportation District.
This webinar brought together leading public-sector experts to discuss new approaches transit agencies are exploring to increase flexibility and responsiveness of paratransit services for users while reducing costs and complying with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. This session was part of the Federal Transit Administration-supported Mobility-On Demand (MOD) Sandbox Information Knowledge Accelerator (IKA).
App-based solutions are being implemented by a growing number of transit agencies around the country, from mobile ticketing to comprehensive trip planning, making mobile technology a key component for integrated transportation systems in the future. In April 2017, SUMC conducted a webinar that brought together leading experts to offer leading examples of app-based solutions.
In February 2017, SUMC held a webinar that showcased examples of leading P3s and discussed what it takes to make such arrangements successful, from formulating ideas to structuring contracts and managing procurement. The webinar also covered how transportation and policy experts can use SUMC’s Shared Mobility Toolkit to dig deeper into P3s.
This webinar examined different approaches to help expand transportation options in disadvantaged communities, including through the use of carshare, bikeshare, shuttles, TNCs, and senior-focused mobility services. It also offered more information on how SUMC’s Shared Mobility Toolkit can support planning related to shared mobility and transportation equity while diving into related policies and programs.
SUMC’s October 2016 webinar explored ways to build first/last mile connections to transit using shared mobility. The webinar included presentations from SUMC Executive Director Sharon Feigon along with guest speakers who covered a wide range of first/last mile solutions, from bikeshare in Houston to one-way carshare in Oakland and the role that TNCs can play in helping to support transit.