Free Public Webinar on Mobility on Demand: Past, Present, and Future

The Mobility on Demand (MOD) Research Program -- a joint U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) initiative co-led by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) -- is producing a monthly MOD webinar series, which will continue into 2020. The second webinar in the series, Mobility on Demand: Past, Present, and Future, will be held on December 11, 2019, at 1:00 pm ET.


As states and municipalities start to consider emerging mobility innovations, they will see the convergence and integration of infrastructure, services, technologies, and policies bringing a broader spectrum of travel choices in daily travel. Simultaneously, traveler expectations are changing as travelers increasingly expect real-time, dynamic, actionable information on travel options before and during their trips. Meanwhile, from a system point of view, integration of emerging transportation modes and services into the overall transportation system is necessary to ensure reliable and efficient travel for all users.


This webinar will introduce the overall MOD Research Program. It will present an overview of the MOD Program, define key terms for the audience, provide a general update on the MOD Sandbox pilot projects, and discuss FTA's future plans for enhancing mobility options for all users. In addition, an FTA MOD Sandbox site will share its project goals, solutions, initial outcomes, and lessons learned. FTA's Innovation and Knowledge Accelerator Program will present best practices gathered throughout the MOD On-Ramp program and from other deployments across the U.S. This webinar will conclude with current and future publications and resources developed by the U.S. DOT to support the deployment of MOD in local communities.


Title: Mobility on Demand: Past, Present, and Future
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Registration: Register Here


MOD WEBINAR SERIES (November 2019 through April 2020)

The MOD Research Program supports state and local public agencies as they navigate the dynamic, evolving landscape of personal mobility and integrated multimodal transportation network. The U.S. DOT uses the term MOD to represent its vision for future mobility. MOD envisions a safe, reliable, and carefree mobility ecosystem that supports complete trips for all, both personalized mobility and goods delivery. The U.S. DOT achieves this vision by leveraging innovative technologies and facilitating public-private partnerships to allow for a user-centric approach that improves mobility options for all travelers and delivery of goods and services.

This webinar series will share knowledge from several MOD Program projects to inform practitioners of opportunities to adapt transportation systems to recent trends in mobility and goods delivery. The MOD Program undertook several projects to provide detailed analysis supporting various parts of the decision making and planning processes for local practitioners considering integrated MOD deployments. Topics will cover MOD and transportation operations; business models of mobility providers; planning for and implementing integrated mobility services; relevant standards and gaps in standards necessary to enable MOD; innovations in paratransit, off-peak service, and micromobility infrastructure; a concept of operations for a MOD Mobility Marketplace; and selected findings from the independent evaluation of some of the FTA's MOD Sandbox pilots.


The remaining webinars in the series will be held on the following dates (from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET):

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Additional details about each webinar will be announced as the registration for each event opens.


Previous webinars in this series may be found below: