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Mobility on Demand Partnerships Depend on Data

Private companies and public transit agencies will share a lot of data to ensure that new mobility on demand (MOD) services are effective and sustainable. Lessons on the kinds of data necessary to make MOD work are emerging in L.A. and Seattle.
February 13, 2020, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Alice Grossman and Paul Lewis share a new research paper on the subject of mobility on demand (MOD) case studies in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound regions, which are testing concepts on the way toward establishing MOD as a component of long-term service plans.

"This report examines the data needs that agency staff need to consider when developing a MOD agreement with private providers," according to the article that introduces the report. "Many MOD providers are relatively new private companies often referred to as transportation network companies (TNCs). Differing goals, organizational structures, requirements, and service types between public transit agencies and private MOD providers must be understood and addressed to provide useful, coordinated projects."

The case study provided by the Los Angeles and Puget Sound regions is made possible by a Federal Transit Administration program called the Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration Program.

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Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Eno Center for Transportation
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