September 19, 2013The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected a consortium of three national organizations to lead the new National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM).
The goal of the NCMM is to facilitate communities to adopt transportation strategies and mobility options that empower people to live independently, and advance health, economic vitality, self-sufficiency, and community. The Center’s primary activities will support Federal Transit Administration grantees, mobility managers, and partners in adopting proven, sustainable, and replicable transportation coordination, mobility management, and one call—one click transportation information practice.
Broadening the reach of these practices throughout the country will ensure
- Communities deploy transportation assets efficiently and responsively;
- Customers easily connecting with services that are reliable, affordable, accessible, and safe; and
- Communities recognize the value of and leverage the opportunities afforded by a comprehensive mobility network that serves all community members.
Easter Seals’ Dr. Judy Shanley, one of three Center co-directors, highlighted the synergy the partners will be able to achieve: “Our three organizations have worked closely for many years. We look forward to aligning our work even more to ensuring mobility options that enable people to live independently and access destinations that foster health, economic vitality, individual self-sufficiency, and community.”
Carolyn Jeskey, co-director from the Community Transportation Association of America, and Rich Weaver, co-director from the American Public Transportation Association, agreed. “We also look forward to collaborating with the Partnership for Mobility Management and other leaders to deliver products and services that are most useful,” added Ms. Jeskey. Mr. Weaver noted that approaching transportation services through a mobility management approach is “beneficial for communities both big and small—mobility management is for everyone.”
Visit www.NationalCenterforMobilityManagment.org (launch date: mid-Oct.), join us on Twitter (@4mmgmt), or contact any of the Center co-directors for more information: