U.S. DOT Blending Technology to bring Mobility Solutions to Communities Nationwide
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Mobility on Demand (MOD) Initiative is helping communities nationwide incorporate the latest technology into their public transit services, with the goal of making them more effective, efficient, and equitable. Travelers in urban, suburban, and rural communities will benefit from better first- and last-mile connections, improved paratransit services, enhanced trip planning capabilities, and more.
In 2016, FTA awarded $8 million in MOD Sandbox grants to 11 projects. Through the MOD Sandbox, FTA provides a means to demonstrate integrated MOD concepts and solutions – supported through local partnerships –in real-world settings. This gives FTA the opportunity to measure project impacts and assess how existing FTA policies and regulations may support or impede these new transportation service models to create:
* Increased productivity of public transportation;
* More options for individual mobility;
* Better connectivity in communities; and
* Greater accessibility for those with disabilities or low incomes.
Learn more about FTA’s MOD Sandbox Program
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