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Status Update, April 23: COVID-19 Crisis Impact on Transit & Shared Mobility

This is the second installment of SUMC’s ongoing effort to explore how cities and transportation sectors are impacted by the novel COVID-19 coronavirus. The first status update, published April 8th, 2020, highlighted some of the ways public agencies ...

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Status Update, April 8: COVID-19 Crisis Impact on Transit & Shared Mobility

On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. While governmental responses to the spread of COVID-19 throughout February and March 2020 varied by outbreak severity, location and culture, many ...

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Status Update, May 19: COVID-19 Crisis Impact on Transit & Shared Mobility

This is the third installment of SUMC’s ongoing effort to explore how cities and transportation sectors are impacted by the novel COVID-19 coronavirus. The first status update, published April 8th, 2020, highlighted some of the ways public agencies ...

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Successes in Seattle with Transportation Demand Management

Many jurisdictions have embraced transportation demand management (TDM) programs as a way to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT), especially for work trips. Seattle, Washington has been particularly successful with its TDM measures, achieving a 75% non-single ...

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The City of Arlington, TX and Via MOD P3 RFP and Contract Process

The city of Arlington, Texas issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on August 2, 2017 for qualified mobility service and technology providers to assist with and develop a demand responsive rideshare service pilot project.  Proposals were due on August ...

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The Role of Data Specifications in Creating an Integrated Transportation System

In this digitally-powered, mobile age, transportation providers have to share data across multiple applications and tools and with regulators and other government entities. This is crucial for enabling travelers to plan trips and for cities to understand ...

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The Story of Green Raiteros: A Shared & Electric Lifeline for California Farmworkers, 2020

This case study on Green Raiteros is part of a collaboration between SUMC and the Hewlett Foundation that aims to explore a broad array of electric and shared mobility pilot projects across the U.S. and to build greater understanding of these innovative ...

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Transforming Transit into Mobility at The COMET, Columbia, SC

Transit is a lifeline to communities across the United States, but it does not always efficiently bridge its customers to important destinations and resources. Depending on the time of day, ridership on fixed-route buses can be low, burdening a transit ...

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Vermont Flexible Trip Planner: Bringing Fixed and Flexible Transit Together on a Single Platform

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), in partnership with Trillium Solutions and Cambridge Systematics, developed an online trip planning tool that provides statewide options that include flexible transportation services such as dial-a-ride, ...

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Wheels2U Microtransit Service: Providing Mobility in Options in a Growing Downtown

Case Study Updated October 2019 The Norwalk Transit District Wheels2U microtransit service is an example of a public-private partnership that has built a wide base of support to increase mobility options within its downtown and several adjacent neighborhoods. ...