First and Last Mile Connectivity for Missourians

In November 2021, Gov. Mike Parson created the Missouri Supply Chain Task Force. This group held meetings across the state to identify supply chain problems facing Missouri businesses and citizens and develop potential solutions to address these challenges. Recommendation 19 in the Task Force’s final report focuses on the development of dedicated microtransit programs for employment centers. The goal of this research project is to: (1) understand how other state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) support first and last mile mobility connections for their workforces; and (2) how MoDOT could utilize those best practices and tie them into the Supply Chain Task Force recommendation.