Developing Regional Mobility Management Centers

<font size="2"><div align="left"><font size="3">This project will identify methods of integrating transportation with other services, such as health care, by organizing, coordinating, scheduling, and dispatching transportation resources in ways that are mutually beneficial to all parties. One innovative aspect of this approach is in coordinating the activities of multiple disciplines, not just multiple transportation modes. This project will serve as the initial part of an overall plan to develop innovative low-cost management </font><font size="3">protocols and software that mobility management call centers can use to better organize, coordinate, schedule, dispatch, and monitor service programs that use transportation as one component of their service delivery strategy. </font><font size="3">Regional mobility management call centers can provide a strategic mix of cost-effective coordinated transportation services with low-cost, non-traditional services to persons who are elderly, disabled, or chronically ill. When combined with affordable transportation, such services can delay the need for institutional care or other high-cost publicly supported interventions. Such services (not normally provided in currently operating transportation brokerage systems) could include trip alternatives and home patient services. </font><font size="3">This effort includes direct participation and support from public and specialized transportation providers in Colorado (Seniors Resource Center), Florida (VOTRAN), Massachusetts (Montachusett Regional Transit Authority), New Jersey (Meadowlink Commuter Services), North Carolina (Mason Area Transit Services), Virginia (Fairfax County, and Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. serving southwest Virginia), and Washington (Hopelink, serving King County,</font></div><div><font size="3">Washington).</font></div><div><font size="3"></font></div><div></div></font>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-04, IDEA 5

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Berlin, Harvey

  • Start Date: 20080903
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18949

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462492
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-04, IDEA 5
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:04PM