About the Learning Center

As the Mobility on Demand (MOD) sector continues to grow, so does the available information. However, this information is often scattered across multiple sources and is not always the easiest to access or identify. To help address these issues SUMC developed the MOD Learning Center.

The MOD Learning Center gathers and organizes an extensive array of resources on MOD to create a self-guided learning experience for novices and experienced practitioners in the sector, alike.

At the center of the new experience are the Learning Modules. For example, someone not familiar with the bikeshare mode could begin with that Learning Module, which offers a brief introduction to the mode, key definitions and policies, and the most relevant planning documents and reports. The learning modules conclude with case studies written by either SUMC or outside organizations. The site also has another top-level category of original Case Studies, written or commissioned by SUMC. Those who are ready to ready to research specific aspects of mobility on demand can also look at the Metro Profiles to gain a snapshot of a region’s MOD landscape, while the improved search functionality will better assist researchers looking for specific Brief Overviews of a policy or project.  

Key Features of the MOD Learning Center:

  • Learning Modules: The Learning Modules bring resources together and offer a curated approach for a beginner (overview) to expert (key policies) on a particular topic or mode.
  • Metro Profiles: The Metro Profiles offer a snapshot in terms of the socio-economic characteristics of a metropolitan area and also outline the current state of its shared mobility.
  • Case Studies: The Case Studies are designed to dive into a particular topic or program’s specific details.
  • Improved Search Functionality: The organization of the site is based on a taxonomy that can grow to reflect the dynamic nature of mobility on demand. The taxonomy allows for multiple listings under each of these categories:
    • Topic   
    • Mode
    • Partner
    • Document Type (Originating document that the entry references)
    • Resource Type (Types of MOD Learning Center content)

The Shared-Use Mobility Center’s hope is that the MOD Learning Center will serve as a useful tool that allows transit agencies, social service agencies, planners, public officials and service providers to make more informed decisions in a quickly evolving sector. The Learning Center staff welcomes contributions of MOD partnership materials and other developments in the sector from stakeholders.

For targeted policy searches and custom analysis of key and strategic policies please email policies@sharedusemobilitycenter.org


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The MOD Learning Center was made possible through funding from the Federal Transit Administration.

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Contributing Partners

Intelligent Transportation Society of America
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Legacy Funder

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The information provided on the MOD Learning Center is for general information purposes only. All information on the site is provided in good faith, however the Shared-Use Mobility Center makes no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the site. Neither the SUMC nor the FTA assumes liability for its use.