U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Offers Free Webinar on Standards and Specifications for Mobility on Demand (MOD)

The USDOT will host a webinar to discuss the needs and subsequent strategies for standards and specifications arisen during the MOD demonstrations. This webinar will allow interested stakeholders to learn about two MOD Sandbox grant projects that are using open source software, open data, and standards to facilitate the replication of the systems.

Participants will hear from the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) regarding their MOD projects, focusing on the integration of shared-use mobility providers into the OpenTripPlanner (OTP). Furthermore, participants will also learn about initiatives supporting MOD activities such as the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) multimodal payment integration initiative.

Technologies like smartphones and on-demand transportation options have disrupted transportation models in many areas across the world. However, with so many MOD providers entering the space, interoperability is becoming evident, but equally difficult to maintain. Our speakers will discuss their experiences in developing open source standards, to provide open and scalable platforms for interoperability and replicability. The webinar will also discuss payment integration solutions to provide a seamless travel experience within the mobility system. 

This webinar is sponsored by the USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) and is free and open to the public.


Title: USDOT Mobility on Demand (MOD) Webinar - Standards and Specifications for MOD
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 pm, ET
Presenters: USDOT, TriMet, VTrans
Registration: Click Here