CUTA Launches Integrated Mobility Implementation Toolbox
CUTA is pleased to release its most recent body of research: a comprehensive review and collection of tools specifically designed to help Canadian transit systems and municipalities implement the foundations of integrated urban mobility into their communities.
The highly-anticipated Integrated Mobility Implementation Toolbox is the first ever resource of its kind, and debuted on September 28 via webinar (view now) which included a walk-through of the Toolbox by Dillon Consulting followed by a Q & A session.
"This resource reflects a shift in the transit industry, acknowledging that individuals have multiple mobility options and furthering CUTA’s vision to inspire and influence the evolution of integrated urban mobility. The focus of this resource goes beyond inspiring, by providing a practical resource to assist members considering broad range of real mobility management options for their communities."
– Wendy Reuter, V-P, Member Value
The toolbox provides a basis for implementing the foundations of integrated mobility without having to start from scratch or undergo an entire trial-and-error process and contains the following three key themes:
Design for Movement
Each theme is described along with several different strategies that can guide the implementation process. Each strategy is then accompanied by examples of initiatives and programs demonstrating how different municipalities around the world have actually put those strategies to work. Flowcharts throughout the toolbox illustrate real and tested project models, including but not limited to: transfer hubs, bike and bus treatments, intelligent transportation systems, travel training programs, mobile app integration, first mile / last mile partnerships, dynamic fare pricing, and public MaaS providers among many, many others.
“The transition from being a transit provider to an integrated mobility provider is a major shift for the Canadian transit industry. This is especially true as each transit system must first educate and promote the importance of this shift, and then make it happen.”
– Laurent Chevrot, Chair, Mobility Management Implementation Task Force
Because transit systems in Canada vary greatly in size, service area, and ridership, each sub-theme contains a scale arranging its examples by least-to-most transit agency involvement.
The toolbox is built to help CUTA members build clear courses of action catered specifically to each transit system’s size and goals, and coupled with action words and detailed flowcharts for the practical implementation of workplans.
CUTA’s Integrated Mobility Implementation Toolbox is a valuable resource for achieving progress and creating tangible change using real-life, proven methods catered to your needs.
The presentation from the webinar can now be downloaded here.