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 will explore 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.
Sharon Feigon, Executive Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
SUMC will provide an overview of microtransit and its potential to meet mobility needs.
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.