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TRB Webinar: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit

September 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that discusses research from Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 188: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit. The ability to conveniently request, track, and pay for trips via mobile devices is transforming transportation mobility options. The report examines the relationship between public transportation, including paratransit and demand-responsive services, and shared modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, microtransit, and ridesourcing services provided by companies such as Uber and Lyft. This webinar will focus on several of the report’s key findings. The presenters will also discuss the opportunities and challenges for public transportation as they relate to technology-enabled mobility services and potential actions that public agencies may take to promote cooperation between public and private mobility providers.

Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

Webinar Presenters

  • Sharon Feigon, Shared Use Mobility Center
  • Colin Murphy, Shared Use Mobility Center
  • Carol Cooper, King County Metro

Moderated by: Tim Frisbie, Shared Use Mobility Center

Webinar Outline

  1. Introduction
    • Project and report overview
    • Definitions
  2. Findings
    • Transportation and lifestyle choices associated with shared mode and transit use
    • Shared mode and transit usage patterns
    • Equity in an expanding mobility marketplace
    • Public-private collaborations to improve paratransit
    • Emerging mobility business models and partnerships
  3. Public agency view in a region that’s pushing innovation
  4. Conclusions
  5. Question and answer

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the appropriateness of shared modes and public transit in different transportation and land-use contexts
  • Understand usage patterns for shared modes in order to incorporate them into operational and long-term planning
  • Identify potential actions that public entities may take to build on the innovations of tech-enabled shared modes
  • Discuss the range and major types of agreements, partnerships, and pilots underway between public entities and private shared mobility providers


September 29, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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United States


Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Shared-Use Mobility Center