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ITS Tools for Coordination Mobility Services for All Americans. Yehuda Gross USDOT ITS Joint Program Office CalACT 2007 Spring Conference & Expo April 2007. Outline. MSAA Challenges ITS Promotes Coordination UWR/MSAA Joint Demonstration Stakeholders Outreach and Knowledge Transfer.

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its tools for coordination mobility services for all americans

ITS Tools for CoordinationMobility Services for All Americans

Yehuda Gross

USDOT ITS Joint Program Office

CalACT 2007 Spring Conference & Expo

April 2007

outline
Outline
  • MSAA Challenges
  • ITS Promotes Coordination
  • UWR/MSAA Joint Demonstration
  • Stakeholders Outreach and Knowledge Transfer
mobility services for all americans msaa background

Health

Transportation

Education

Employment

Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA) Background
  • 60+ independent Federal programs fund transportation, across 8 Federal departments
  • $ billions are spent on human service transportation
  • Transit industry experiences challenges in meeting mobility needs of the transportation disadvantaged
its role
ITS Role
  • ITS is an enabler to facilitate coordination and enhance accessibility

All Users

Human Service

Transportation

Service Providers

Human Service

Administration/Funding

Agencies

its role cont
ITS Role (cont.)
  • ITS supports
    • Integrated point of access for traveler support
    • Improved fleet scheduling, dispatching, routing
    • Streamlined reporting, billing and financial transaction
    • Simplified fare payment, collection and processing
    • Enhanced traveler information and travel management flexibility with accessibility features
    • Service integration with existing fixed (flex) route public transportation services
msaa initiative
MSAA Initiative
  • Goals:
    • Increase mobility and accessibility for the transportation disadvantaged and general public
    • Achieve more efficient use of federal transportation funding resources
  • Key Approaches:
    • Facilitate stakeholder participation
    • Conduct foundation research (completed)
    • Plan and design model systems
    • Conduct model deployment
    • Transfer knowledge, outreach and education
msaa targeted outcomes
MSAA Targeted Outcomes
  • Scalable and Replicable models of Travel Management Coordination Centers (TMCC)
    • Local community driven (including system design and deployment)
    • Urban, small urban and rural models
    • Provide simplified point of access for traveler support
    • Support coordinated and comprehensive service operations and management
    • Streamline program management requirements and procedures
msaa and uwr partnership
MSAA and UWR Partnership

UWR/MSAA Partnership

  • Allows thorough overhaul of issues, both in breadth and depth
  • Provides comprehensive suites of solutions
  • Broadens participation from other federal partners
  • Enables leverage of UWR/MSAA program progress and resources

UWR/MSAA Joint Demonstration

uwr msaa joint demonstration
UWR/MSAA Joint Demonstration
  • Two-phased Approach
    • Phase 1: system planning and design
    • Phase 2: system deployment
  • Two independent evaluations
    • Process evaluation
    • Systems impact evaluation
  • Phase 1 RFP release: April 2006
  • Phase 1 sites selection announcement: Jan. 2007
  • Phase 2 sites selection announcement: Dec. 2008 (expected)
  • Demonstration completion: June 2010 (expected)
one integrated vision

Employment

U.S. State & Local Government Funds, Policies, and Regulations

Consumer with Mobility Needs

Independence

Health Care

Family

Education

Recreation

One Call

Funding Agencies

Transportation Service Providers

One Integrated Vision
stakeholders outreach
Stakeholders Outreach
  • UWR/MSAA stakeholders steering group
    • User groups
    • Human service program administrations (state and local)
    • Private industry (system suppliers, consultants, etc.)
    • Transportation service providers
  • Public listening sessions
    • Conferences and workshops
  • UWR quarterly newsletters and news release
  • Web-based online community
    • http://blue.isoph.com/apta/mobilityServicesAllAmericans.aspx
from usdot perspectives
From USDOT perspectives……
  • Identify and prioritize knowledge and technical needs with stakeholders’ input
  • Determine effective ways to deliver and address knowledge and TA needs
    • Workshops, publications, training courses, online communities
    • Coordination with other federal interagency resources and professional communities
how to participate and stay informed
How to Participate and Stay Informed
  • Participate in public listening sessions
  • Subscribe to UWR newsletters/news releases
  • Sign up for UWR/MSAA online communities
  • Periodically check UWR/MSAA websites
  • Communicate directly with UWR/MSAA staff
start coordination
Start Coordination
  • There are plenty of easy excuses NOT to coordinate.
  • Successful coordination often starts small – the scale of coordination will grow “naturally” if it works.
  • Coordination can be “low-tech” or “no-tech.”
  • Look for “low-hanging fruits.”
thank you
Thank You

Questions and Discussions

www.its.dot.gov/msaa

www.unitedweride.gov

Yehuda Gross

ITS Transit Program Manager

USDOT

202-366-1988

Yehuda.gross@dot.gov

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