In order to better integrate mobility management with other transportation initiatives, the 2018 Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference was held in conjunction with the Innovation and Mobility Exchange April 10 and 11 at the DCU Center in Worcester. On the second day - April 11 - an entire track was devoted to mobility management, with panels and breakout sessions on topics relevant to improving mobility and access for seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income commuters in Massachusetts. Attendees also had access to many general conference sessions on emerging technologies and other innovations. Read a summary of the conference, or visit massdotinnovation.com for more information or for presentations from the breakout sessions.
On April 11, the conference featured a mobility track dedicated to topics related to improving mobility and access for seniors, people with disabilities, low-income individuals, and others in Massachusetts.
The day featured a keynote from Elder Affairs Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Officer Robin Lipson, as well as a plenary session on autonomous vehicles (driverless cars). Additional agenda topics included:
- Engaging Healthcare Organizations as Partners in Community Transportation
- Partnering with Transportation Network Companies to Increase Mobility for Seniors, People with Disabilities, and Low-Income Individuals
- Addressing Community Transportation Needs in Rural Areas
- Advocacy and Community Transportation
- Creative Approaches to Funding Community Transportation
- Engaging Employers as Partners in Community Transportation
- Safe Driving for Seniors and People with Disabilities
- Marketing Community Transportation Services
- Mobility as a Service
- Role of Transportation Network Companies and Microtransit in Solving First/Last Mile Gaps
- National perspectives from the National Center for Mobility Management
Attendees also had access to many general conference sessions on emerging technologies and other innovations.