ITS America’s initiative, the Mobility on Demand (MOD) Alliance, is outlining its 2019 plans to coordinate and develop seamless mobility in the United States.
ITS America says it created the MOD Alliance to help determine what the future of mobility should look like with the aim of facilitating a system in which consumers can research, book and pay for daily trips – no matter what form of transportation – on one integrated platform.
The MOD Alliance has hosted an event on Washington DC’s Capitol Hill featuring city, public transport, and private sector leaders to talk about the benefits of mobility on demand, share examples of existing and future MOD initiatives – including public-private partnerships – and discuss potential roles for Congress and federal agencies.
The roundtable, moderated by ITS America’s President and CEO Shailen Bhatt comprised of representatives from Central Ohio, Ford, Mastercard, District DOT and New York DOT.
“This century is about moving people, data and freight, and our challenge is how to turn the concept of seamless mobility into reality,” Bhatt said. “Many choices exist, but we must make it easier for people to choose the options that best meet their needs.”
Over the course of 2019, the MOD Alliance plans to identify legislative and regulatory barriers at the federal level and develop policy recommendations to encourage deployments; facilitate partnerships at the state and local levels among relevant stakeholders; and create a framework by which the private sector can engage in providing solutions.
You can read more about the MOD Alliance in the next issue of SMART Highways, published in March.