• TRB 99th Annual Meeting

      January 12–16, 2020

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Workshop 1086

Mobility on Demand: A Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future, Part 2 (Part 1, Session 1042)

Sunday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM
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Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies (AP020)
Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Management (ABE50)
Standing Committee on Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations (AHB10)
Subcommittee on Shared-Use Vehicle Public Transport Systems (AP020(1))
Subcommittee on Emerging Ridesharing Solutions (AP020(2))
Standing Committee on Automated Transit Systems (AP040)

The market for personal mobility is changing rapidly. Mobility on demand (MOD) represents a sustainable vision for future mobility. This workshop highlights the Federal Transit Administration’s MOD Sandbox, other MOD and shared automated vehicle initiatives, FTA’s Strategic Transit Automation Research Program, and U.S. DOT’s comprehensive effort  to explore challenges and approaches to advancing MOD. In the afternoon, the workshop culminates in an interactive breakout session.

'Session 4: 1:30pm to 2:30pm (1 hour)

Future of Mobility on Demand (Part 2)

  • Annie Chang, SAE International
  • TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility, Gregory Winfree, Texas A&M, Forum co-chair
  • Valley Metro Automation Pilot, Rob Antoniak, Chief Operating Officer, Valley Metro
  • Joshua Schank, LA Metro Office of Extraordinary Innovation

Preparing for a SAV Future of 2030: 2:30pm to 3:45pm (1 hour and 15 minutes)

  • Breakout Session Protocol, Bob Sheehan and Allen Greenberg, FHWA

Advancements in technology, such as automated driving systems, are rapidly transforming the transportation system. We need to begin preparing for this transition today, particularly the public transit industry. Pricing of curb space and other rights-of-way will likely play a notable role in a 2030 SAV future. With the growth of flexible routing, one-way, and on-demand mobility solutions, public transportation systems of the future could operate very differently than they do today. This interactive breakout focuses on the world of public transportation automation (e.g., low-speed shuttles, shared AVs) and the policies needed to support this transition. Participants will be asked to create a vision, identify challenges to implementation, and outline a research agenda to help prepare for this SAV transition.

To do this, participants will be divided into four groups. Two groups will focus on SAV systems including: public transit shuttles and shared, automated conventional vehicles. The other two will focus on policies including road/curb access and pricing to optimize sustainability, accessibility, and equity outcomes. Each of the four groups will be assigned two moderators—one to lead the discussion and one to take notes. Each group will be asked to envision a public transportation system for 2030, identify the challenges to implementing their vision and/or strategy, and the research needed to prepare for this transition. This shared automated future could include first/last mile connections, mobility hubs, fixed or flexible route services, public and/or private solutions, and innovative modes that do not exist today. All groups will appoint a spokesperson to represent each group’s vision for automated public transit and the policies needed to support the transition to 2030, along with the challenges and research needs.

BREAK: 3:45PM TO 4:00PM (15 minutes)

Rapporteurs Report Back and Final Wrap Up: 4:00pm to 4:30pm (1/2 hour)

Four Rapporteurs from each breakout group

Adam Cohen, UC Berkeley and Jeffrey Chernick, RideAmigos


Title Presentation Number
Annie Chang, SAE International
TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility
Hon. Gregory Winfree, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Valley Metro Automation Pilot
Robert Antoniak, Tripshot
Joshua Schank, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Preparing for a SAV Future
Robert Sheehan, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Allen Greenberg, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Marlene Connor, Marlene Connor Associates
Jean Ruestman, Michigan Department of Transportation
Adam Davidson, City University of New York (CUNY)
Emily Ryou, Arity
Amy O'Hara, Noblis, Inc.
Carolina Burnier, Noblis, Inc.
Neda Masoud, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Rapporteurs Report Back and Final Wrap Up
Jeffrey Chernick, RideAmigos CORP
Adam Cohen, University of California, Berkeley