NCMM and UTC Publish New Mobility Management Report
UTC researchers have completed a second report on mobility management in conjunction with the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), a national technical assistance center funded through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration, and operated through a consortium of three national organizations—the American Public Transportation Association, the Community Transportation Association of America, and Easterseals Inc. The mission of the Center is to promote customer-centered mobility strategies that advance good health, economic vitality, self-sufficiency, and community.
Statewide Mobility Management: Factors Affecting the Creation and Success of Networks builds on the findings presented in the Mobility Management: State of the States Report, a study also conducted by NCMM and UTC researchers. Taken together, these two reports provide a thorough examination of mobility management networks at the statewide level.
Although there is no single blueprint for implementing a successful network – and definitions of “success” vary widely – the research and analysis demonstrate that there exist a growing body of best or promising practices around mobility management that can greatly benefit existing and nascent networks. One of the key takeaways from the new study is the need for more frequent communication and more efficient ways of sharing of information among statewide coordinators. This report concludes by offering a few suggestions to that end.