Webinar: Transit and TNC Partnerships, an Alternative Approach

Wednesday, September 13, 2:00-3:00 PM CST

This webinar will focus on the issues, obstacles, and solutions that encompass Transit’s approach to Transportation Network Companies (TNC). Hear about current and planned examples as well as how agencies are partnering for general public subsidy programs. And what about potential ADA paratransit projects? Find out what TNC’s would have to do to be the ADA paratransit resource for transit agencies.

Presenters: Will Rodman, Principal,Terra Curtis, Senior Associate, and Daniel Berez; Nelson-Nygaard

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TCRP Report 192: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities

TCRP Report 192: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride
September 19, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm PM CST

This webinar will discuss the research that provides transit agencies with a resource to better plan and manage park-and-ride facilities for public transportation by incorporating improved strategies and best practices. The presenters will provide an introduction to the guidebook content and how to use the guidebook. This webinar is hosted by the Transportation Research Board. Click here to register.

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CASTA: CASTA/CDOT Fall Transit Conference & EXPO

The CASTA/CDOT Colorado Fall Transit Conference and EXPO provides training classes and workshops, speakers, forums exploring transit issues, a CASTA member meeting, the annual Colorado Transit Awards ceremony, and committee meetings.

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20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference

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Shared Mobility for People with Disabilities - Challenges and Opportunities for Paratransit

Join the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) and leading public-sector experts to discuss new approaches transit agencies are exploring to increase flexibility and responsiveness of paratransit services for users while reducing costs and complying with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.


Welcome & Overview of Mobility On Demand (MOD) & Accessibility Considerations
Sharon will moderate the webinar, provide a brief overview of traditional paratransit service models, and offer an introduction to ways different MOD strategies and can be used to serve persons with disabilities.

  • Sharon Feigon, Executive Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center

Vision for Shared Mobility and an Integrated Transportation Network

  • Rik Opstelten, Office of Mobility Innovation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Rik will offer a vision for how MOD can be used to create a more integrated transportation system, with special attention to serving persons with disabilities and the use of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV).

Working within the Rules & Regulations: ADA and Paratransit Requirements

  • Bonnie Graves, Attorney-Advisor at Federal Transit Administration

Bonnie will discuss the regulatory framework around ADA & Paratransit and how the ADA applies to MOD.

The Ride On Demand: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) On-Demand Pilot Project

  • Ben Schutzman, Director of Paratransit, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Ben will discuss The Ride On Demand pilot project, which is aimed at serving persons with disabilities through a partnership with Uber and Lyft. Ben will cover the details of the pilot project including contract negotiations, data sharing and lessons learned as well as how these partnerships have been used to offer additional transportation options for persons with disabilities.

RideKC Freedom, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) Pilot Project

  • Jameson Auten, Chief, Regional Service Delivery & Innovation, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Jameson will discuss the RideKC Freedom pilot project, which provides a multi-modal platform to offer increased transportation options for persons with disabilities. Jameson will cover the process involved to take this project from early design to implementation, covering such topics as procurement strategies, data collection, and the development of an integrated app.

Reserve your spot today! Space is limited.

This public webinar is part of the Federal Transit Administration-supported Mobility-On Demand (MOD) Sandbox Information Knowledge Accelerator (IKA), supporting current and future MOD projects.

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