Webinar: Microtransit Public-Private Partnerships, 2019

Date: Sep 24, 2019

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Transit agencies and cities are looking toward public-private partnerships as a potential solution to provide transit connections where fixed-route transit may not be feasible given density, connectivity, or other land-use considerations. This webinar explored four public-private partnerships across the U.S. that have used microtransit and partnerships with transportation network companies to meet various needs within their communities.

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Webinar Presenters Included:

  • Shared-Use Mobility Center
    • Sharon Feigon, Executive Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
      • SUMC will provide an overview of microtransit and its potential to meet mobility needs.
  • Via
    • Andrei Greenawalt, Head of Public Policy, Via
      • Via will give a brief introduction of its service.
  • King County Metro Transit / Sound Transit
    • Casey Gifford, Innovative Mobility Project Manager, King County Metro
    • Brian Brooke, Deputy Director of Innovation and Performance, Sound Transit
      • Seattle-area pilot project that provides first-and last-mile connections to the fixed route light rail and bus network. The Seattle pilot is designed to test the viability of partnerships between public agencies and private mobility operators to increase access to transit.
  • City of Newton, Massachusetts
    • Nicole Freedman, Director of Transportation Planning
      • A microtransit partnership that provides service to seniors.
  • City of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • John Spears, Project Coordinator – Rapid On Demand
      • A microtransit pilot is providing on-demand paratransit service to people with disabilities.
  • City of Arlington, Texas
    • Ann Foss, Principal Planner – Office of Strategic Initiatives
      • Full public transportation replacement with shared on-demand transit.
  • Q&A
    • The presentations will be followed by Q&A.



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