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TRB calls for development of mobility management centers

Posted on December 21, 2012

The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB) released a new study titled "Developing Regional Mobility Management Centers." In this study, TRB calls for the creation of mobility management centers and describes how to integrate the capabilities of multiple software applications for scheduling and dispatching paratransit services so they can transfer information seamlessly to each other.

According to TRB, the viability of community-wide, centralized regional transportation information services needs to be enhanced. This, the study argues, could enable the possibility of a wider range of organizational options for maximizing transportation service delivery, including coordinated and brokered transportation services. TRB states that this could improve the cost-effectiveness of the transit and paratransit services.

The study concludes by noting that software applications ought to be developed that address the need for data interoperability for scheduling and dispatching for the paratransit and transit industry.

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