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Transit IDEA J-04/IDEA 50 [Completed (IDEA)]

Developing Regional Mobility Management Centers
[ TCRP J-04 (Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis--The Transit IDEA Program) ]

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Staff Responsibility: Harvey Berlin

This project identified methods of integrating transportation to different services, which are currently provided by different operators, by organizing, coordinating, scheduling, and dispatching transportation resources through regional brokerage mobility management centers. The focus was on how to integrate the information and capabilities of multiple software applications for scheduling and dispatching paratransit services so that they can transfer information seamlessly to each other.

This effort included support from public and specialized transportation providers in Florida (VOTRAN serving the Daytona Beach area), Massachusetts (Montachusett Regional Transit Authority), New Jersey (Meadowlink Commuter Services), North Carolina (Macon Area Transit Services), and Virginia (EZ Ride in Prince William County, and Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. serving southwest Virginia).

The Final Report for this project discusses recommendations and benefits regarding coordinated transportation brokerage services, and includes recommendations for development of data interchange protocols and software.

The Final Report for this project is located at:
Final Report

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