Community Mobility Design Challenge 2022

A vibrant community is one where all residents are empowered to pursue economic, health, and social well being. The National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) recognizes the vital role transportation plays in all activities that support the empowerment of individuals across the board. Yet often community transportation systems lack the resources and/or strategies to provide the level of mobility to residents that they would like to.

NCMM’s Community Mobility Design Challenge 2022 grants, with funding from the Federal Transit Administration,  support communities in seeking innovative ways to address the personal well-being of community members that face transportation barriers to recreation and physical activities, healthy food, personal safety, economic opportunity, or community and peer support opportunities.

Meet the Teams

Each team is comprised of a variety of stakeholders to bring in perspectives from every part of the community. Below are the four communities taking part in the Design Challenge 2022 and their focus question.

Lincoln County, ID

“What transit service designs are best suited to provide rural Lincoln County residents with access to the social determinants of health?”

Phillips County, AR

How might  our community work to improve access to a mobile, healthy food drop-off for residents of Phillips County who face transportation barriers?

Southern Connect, MS

“How can South Mississippi regional providers, using a customer designed solution, improve access to transportation in the most effective, practical and sustainable manner?”

Hear their ideas:

Archived Videos and Webinars

Team Pitches – April 23, 2023

In the culmination of the Community Mobility Design Challenge, the teams present their chosen solutions in a short pitch. Each team was given seven minutes to present their idea and answer a few questions from the audience. The slides are available here.

Introduction to Assumption Testing Webinar – February 14, 2023

In this webinar, we went over the calendar for the rest of the planning grant and covered the basics of prototyping and assumption testing. The slides are available here.

Kick-Off Webinar – October 7, 2022

In our first all-team webinar, we coved the basics of human-centered design, the timeline for the design challenge, and got to know the teams. The slides are available here.


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