Free Public Webinar on Micromobility: An Increasing Mobility Option

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 through Spring 2020. The fifth webinar in the series, Micromobility: An Increasing Mobility Option, will be held on March 25 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 present recent and ongoing micromobility research at the U.S. DOT. Topics will include the process of creating standard definitions, safety and infrastructure needs from the perspective of deployers and users, and the resources available for planning and transportation leaders.

Micromobility deployment and management will look different for each community, making it important to find topic-specific resources. This webinar will present information about U.S. DOT resources that address these diverse needs, including resources created by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Micromobility encompasses a variety of devices and presents multiple opportunities and challenges. The webinar will present information to participants about how stakeholders in their community view micromobility and the resources that are available to increase efficiency and public safety.


Title: Micromobility: An Increasing Mobility Option
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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.