Creating Innovative Transportation Solutions (offered by the National Center for Mobility Management. A shorter version of this training is offered through the NCMM's Mobility Management E-Learning Center--see below)
Design Thinking is a systematic approach to creating solutions to seemingly intractable challenges. It starts with an in-depth understanding of customers and the ability to create a better future for them. It leads us through a process for testing proposed solutions to determine if they are operationally feasible and financially viable and, most important, that the proposed solutions that will meet customer needs—all before we ever begin to implement the solution.
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Managing Community Mobility (offered by the National Transit Institute.) This two-day class examines creative approaches to resolving fragmented and/or duplicative transportation systems to create a seamless and cost-efficient network with a customer-focused mindset. The course introduces the concept of mobility management, identifies funding resources for mobility management programs, teaches how to develop a Coordinated Public Transit and Human Service Transportation Plan Coordinated Plan, identifies resources to implement a mobility management program, and presents case studies of successful mobility management models. More information here.
NCMM's Mobility Management e-Learning Center
Mobility Management Basics (offered by the National Center for Mobility Management 2016). Six free, self-paced, on-line modules that define the mobility management approach and how it applies to different populations. Topics covered include the following:
- The Mobility Management Approach
- The Family of Transportation Options
- Creating an Inventory of Transportation Resources
- How is Transportation Funded? A Look at Public and Private Options
- Serving Your Customers: Who Are They and What Do They Need
- Performance Measures for Mobility Management
Creating Innovative Transportation Solutions (offered by the National Center for Mobility Management 2016). Six free, self-paced, on-line modules that introduce an innovative human-centered design process, called Design Thinking, to the development of transportation solutions. Topics covered include the following:
- Phase 1: Planning the Project
- Phase 2: Discovering “What Is"
- Phase 3: Idea Generation
- Phase 4: Prototyping and Assumption Testing
- Phase 5: Preparing for a Learning Launch
Other Distance Learning Opportunities
Making Decisions about Cost Allocation for Mobility Management Programs: A Learning Module (National Center for Mobility Management, 2014). This module will enhance one’s understanding of cost allocation as it relates to mobility management, heighten one’s ability to make cost-allocation decisions to support mobility management; improve one’s skill in evaluating cost-allocation decisions, and learn about resources available to explore this topic more in depth.
Integrating Vanpools into Transit Services. (Offered by the Community Transportation Association of America.) This on-line, self-paced training leads transit agencies in considering the benefits of offering vanpooling services alongside their other transit services, as well as first steps in doing so. Many resources are included with the training for additional learning.
NCMM Webinars (Upcoming and Archived)
Sponsored by NCMM
View information on upcoming and archived NCMM webinars.
Sponsored by NCMM Partners and Other Organizations
American Public Transportation Association, Webcasts, Webinars & Online Training. Training on issues relevant to large transit agencies and other mobility management topics.
Center for Transportation Excellence. The Center for Transportation Excellence (CFTE) is a clearinghouse for information in support of quality transportation choices.
Center for Urban Transportation Research (Univ. of South Florida), Webcasts. Training on many topics related to current research on public transportation and transportation demand management.
Community Transportation Association of America. Training on issues relevant to small urban, rural, and human service transportation and other mobility management topics.
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center. Training and webinars to help communities create accessible transportation for older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers.
The National Complete Streets Coalition. Has workshops on policy development, adoption, and implementation.
National Transit Institute. Provides training, education, and clearinghouse services in support of public transportation and quality of life in the United States.
Transit Planning 4 All. Posts webinars on main web page related to inclusion of people with disabilities and older adults becoming actively involved in designing and implementing coordinated transportation systems.