Making the Case: Shared Mobility as Transit in Small & Midsize Cities
Moderator: Scott Sopczyk, Transportation Director, Greater Glens Falls Transit and former President, New York Public Transit Association
William Wagner, Director of Mobility Management, South Central New York Mobility Management;
Rob Jones, Director of Service Planning, NFTA;
Creighton Randall, Program and Development Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
Shared-use mobility enables people to use a vehicles on an occasional basis as an extension of transit service – but how does that translate for small market transit systems? While all transit agencies are faced with a range of mobility opportunities and barriers to increasing ridership and optimizing routes, the challenge seems particularly acute for less dense cities and rural communities. Whether grappling with the emergence of e-hailing companies or pondering their reinvention as a full spectrum mobility service, transit agencies have a lot to consider. This workshop session will allow for participants to learn and engage on the topic of implementing shared mobility programs and public-private mobility partnerships. Innovative shared-use mobility “champions” can often face barriers, as well as new opportunities when trying to connect and partner with shared mobility providers.