January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

U.S. DOT’s Mobility on Demand Initiative: Moving the Economy with Innovation and Understanding, Part 2 (Part 1, Session 139)

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies; Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Management; Standing Committee on Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations; Standing Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies; Subcommittee on Shared-Use Vehicle Public Transport Systems; Subcommittee on Emerging Ridesharing Solutions; and Standing Committee on Automated Transit Systems



This one-day workshop features thought leaders, U.S. Department of Transportation leaders, and recipients of the Federal Transit Administration’s Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox Awards. The program emphasizes the roles of public transit, shared mobility, goods delivery, and automation and information technology in MOD. Through interactive breakout sessions and more, attendees will focus on key concepts, operations framework, independent evaluation, key metrics, and the data management approach.

Evaluation of MOD: Big Data, Key Metrics, and Early Findings
Gustave Cordahi, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.; Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley; Rachael Nealer, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Deeper Dive: MOD Opportunities and Obstacles
Robert Sheehan, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Christina Gikakis, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R); Carol Schweiger, Schweiger Consulting LLC; Jean Ruestman, Michigan Department of Transportation; Adam Cohen, University of California, Berkeley; Alexandra Cohen, Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning; Daniel Baxter, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.; Balaji Yelchuru, Audi of America; Gustave Cordahi, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.; Prachi Vakharia, Steer; Sharon Feigon, Shared-Use Mobility Center; Jana Sochor, Chalmers University of Technology; Allen Greenberg, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Christopher Pangilinan, TransitCenter, Inc.

Breakouts will include facilitated discussions on opportunities and obstacles. Each breakout group will have a guided protocol to foster a lively discussion on opportunities and challenges from both the public and private sector perspective in each focus area:

1) Managing/understanding pilot data;

2) Equity and accessibility;

3) Economic impacts and innovative business models; and

4) Planning for MOD (land use, zoning).

 Each breakout will have two facilitators and one notetaker, as well as panelists from the earlier sessions. A rapporteur for each of the four groups will report back on key understanding from their respective breakouts.

Rapporteurs Report Back and Final Wrap-Up: 4:00 to 4:30 pm
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley; Jeffrey Chernick, RideAmigos CORP