APTA releases new Mobility Innovation report for public transit

Report highlights innovative potential of the U.S. public transportation industry

July 29, 2021 / 1 minute read
mobility innovation; public transit

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) this week released a new report entitled “Mobility Innovation: The Case for Federal Investment and Support”.

The six case studies highlighted in this new report illustrate the innovative potential of the public transit industry in the U.S., APTA said in a press release.

“The pace of innovation in the public transportation industry has accelerated over the past five years. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the industry to pivot and find new and innovative ways to work, serve customers, deliver programs—and ultimately adapt to new ways of doing things. U.S. transit agencies are readily experimenting with their traditional service models—finding approaches to offer services in new ways or offer entirely new services,” APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas said in a statement. “As Congress considers infrastructure investment in upcoming legislation, finding the means to nurture and support transit’s creative capacity is critical to the continued development of these essential services.”

According to APTA, each of the agencies profiled in the report developed a new service model to address a need they saw in their community. The innovation was developed in response to a specific unmet demand or gap in service. As a result, the solutions were tailored to the conditions in the local market.

These programs focus on serving people living in areas that are currently underserved by transit, those who require wheelchair access, and those who commute during off-peak late-night hours. These programs epitomize how transportation services can be used to foster more equitable and inclusive communities, APTA says.

-----------

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association

Related Articles

transit with AV technology
Image: Stantec
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has selected Stantec to design and build Phase 1 of the Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) Program,…
September 15, 2021
Minnesota DOT announces completion of 35W@94 project in Minneapolis
Image: Minnesota DOT
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently announced that the [email protected]: Downtown to Crosstown project is complete. “To the residents…
September 14, 2021
Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), recently released the following statement in support…
September 13, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $2.2 billion in competitive grant funding for transit systems…
September 07, 2021
expand_less