MaaS/MOD Are Underway!
Adapted from the June 2019 ITE Journal
In December 2018, ITE launched Mobility as a Service (MaaS) as an Institute Initiative to ensure that its members are informed and knowledgeable about the changing mobility landscape. The MaaS Initiative may include materials and discussions on MaaS, Mobility on Demand (MOD), and other new mobility options as they emerge—likely covering some of each but not all of either. So the MaaS Initiative is now the MaaS/MOD Initiative at ITE!
The MaaS/MOD Initiative will be driven by two distinct groups—a Steering Committee and a Technical Working Group—much like other Institute Initiatives. The Steering Committee is charged with providing high-level direction as to ITE goals regarding MaaS/MOD, and developing an action plan for activities and products. It is comprised of 20 individuals from public agencies, private organizations, and universities with experience and insights on mobility.
Click here to view the members of the ITE MaaS/MOD Steering Committee.
A page has been created in ITE e-Community in support of the MaaS/MOD Initiative to discuss topics of interest, questions and answers, as well as inform members of updates related to MaaS. Click here to join.
Mobility and the Public Right of Way
By Sarah Abel (M)
Various cities noted the sheer number of bicyclists that flooded city streets so quickly, and bicyclists had to vie for space among existing modes, from wagons to electric streetcars. The modes in which we use to travel may ebb and flow, but regulations, standards, and infrastructure in cities is constant and should be planned to accommodate all modes—safely and efficiently.
A Data Standard for New Mobility
By Rachel Zack, Policy Strategist, Remix
With a proliferation of new mobility modes that create new opportunities for more accessible transportation in the public right of way, cities are faced with concerns and a need for access to data that will help them keep streets safe for all. Is there a data standard that will help cities manage it all?
Analysis of E-Scooter Trips and Their Temporal Usage Patterns
By Jijo K. Mathew, Ph.D. (M), Mingmin Liu, Sonya Seeder, Howell Li, and Darcy M. Bullock, Ph.D., P.E. (M)
With the rising need for affordable shared mobility in urban cities and university campuses, a variety of companies are offering shared dockless e-scooters as a new transportation mode in these areas to provide connectivity for the "last mile." However, as this technology is introduced into the urban mobility ecosystem, it is critical for public agencies to understand the travel patterns and temporal usage to guide long-term planning and resource allocations.
The ITE Talks Transportation Podcast is quarterly featuring speakers discussing mobility topics. Here are the first two interviews from 2019—be on the lookout for more episodes throughout the year.
Mobility as a Service with Susan Zielinski
Susan Zielinski, independent consultant and former managing director of the SMART program at the University of Michigan, discusses Mobility as a Service (Maas), including what initiatives are currently underway in the space, how the public and private sectors are contributing to the MaaS ecosystem, and the opportunities and practical challenges of implementing a true MaaS environment in a community. Listen here.
Mobility as a Service Series: Sam Zimbabwe, Director, Seattle DOT
Sam Zimbabwe, Director of the Seattle, WA, USA Department of Transportation, discusses how the city and surrounding region have incorporated Mobility as a Service, as well as how they are addressing equity and accessibility gaps in the transportation system. Listen here.