ACT, in partnership with the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida, is pleased to offer webinars to help TDM professionals learn about timely and relevant topics. Please view our calendar for upcoming events. To view our entire list of archived webinars, go to the National Center for Transit Research archived conferences page.
Multimodal apps, autonomous vehicles, mobility on-demand, commuter benefits ordinances and access to a diverse workforce are among the challenges and opportunities facing the transportation demand management (TDM) industry. Four panelists provided their perspectives. The presenters included the Rob Henry from GVF (a transportation management association outside of Philadelphia) and current president of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) and Julie Bond, project manager from Best Workplaces for Commuters. Joining them were two past Bob Owens Champion Award winners of ACT: Penny Menton from UCLA and Jon Martz from vRide.
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Co-sponsored by: Best Workplaces for Commuters
The Federal Transit Administration has made available $8 million for agencies to deploy ‘Mobility on Demand’ projects. During this webinar, we will provide an overview of the NOFA and discuss ideas on how ACT members can partner with Mobility on Demand providers and local governments to secure funding for projects.
Part 1 – Program Overview
During this section, we will provide an overview of the NOFA and discuss ideas on how ACT members can partner with Mobility on Demand providers and local governments to secure funding for projects. Dr. Susan Shaheen from UC-Berkley will also provide an update and overview on the state of Mobility on Demand Services.
Part 2 – Show & Tell
During this section we will hear from numerous mobility on demand providers as they discuss the world of opportunities. This portion of the program is meant to inspire and guide prospective grantees on ways they can integrate Mobility on Demand services.
On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST Act” – the first Federal law in over ten years to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation. Best Workplaces for Commuters and the Association for Commuter Transportation co-sponsored this webinar to summarize the provisions of the law of most interest to transportation demand management professionals and employers. Jason Pavluchuk, ACT’s government relations representative, discussed changes that create opportunities for the potential expanded role for employers to have a stronger voice in the transportation planning process. Mr. Pavluchuk summarized Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Program as a Federal Highway formula program that a wide variety of TDM and employer based commuter activities are eligible for funding. He also addressed funding Surface Transportation Block Grant program which replaces the Surface Transportation Program. Finally, he noted that a new program, Advanced Transportation & Congestion Management Technologies Deployment, may have the largest, long-term affect on TDM. Under this innovation program, USDOT will annually make grants to model deployment sites for large scale installation & operation of advanced technologies to address transportation problems.
The US Department of Transportation announced a $40 million ‘Smart Cities’ competition. This competition presents a tremendous opportunity for ACT members, public and private, to get engaged. During the presentation, ACT Government Affairs Director Jason Pavluchuk will provide valuable information on the program including: Background on the program, Who is eligible to participate, Timing of the program, and How ACT Members, both public and private, can get involved.