Planning for Innovative and Emerging Mobility Futures at Intermodal Passenger Facilities

The introduction of innovative and emerging mobility technologies (e.g., transportation network companies [TNCs], shared automated vehicles, micromobility/active transportation, etc.) has the potential to influence first- and last-mile connections to intermodal passenger facilities, congestion at station/terminal curbside and roadways, and long-range capital planning considerations. Reduced parking demand (due to mode shift) also has the potential to affect revenues and capital financing of intermodal facilities. Transit centers and mobility hubs are increasingly becoming intermodal passenger hubs (increasingly complex multimodal facilities that can include any combination of public transportation, metro rail, commuter rail, shared mobility, micromobility, active transportation, and airports). While other CRP research has attempted to look at the effects of TNCs and changes on modal access, this research was not intermodal and did not include/emphasize innovative and emerging mobility technologies that could affect airports, such as automated and connected vehicles (AVs/CVs) and urban air mobility (UAM). This topic addresses both of these gaps by building on this earlier work while simultaneously focusing on planning for emerging transportation technologies by drawing on best practices from transit stations, rail stations, mobility hubs, airports, harbors, and other intermodal passenger facilities for long-range planning considerations for first- and last-mile access. The objective of this research is to understand the impacts, opportunities, and challenges of innovative and emerging mobility on intermodal passenger facilities (including rail and bus transit stations, mobility hubs, water transit, and airports) and to identify best practices for short-, medium-, and long-range planning considerations. This research will expand understanding of the effects of innovative and emerging modes on ridership, infrastructure planning and design, operations, revenue, and greenhouse gas emissions.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $200000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-156

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Start Date: 20210525
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01772466
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-156
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 25 2021 4:18PM