TRB Webinar: Microtransit—Innovation in Rural Mobility

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October 20, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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Microtransit is increasingly normalized in urban areas but is still a relatively new model for services in rural context. Rural communities seek ways to expand affordable travel options for residents and possess challenging, disparate community characteristics which may pose a challenge to sustaining traditional fixed route transit. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore this innovative solution to help move residents more efficiently and effectively. Presenters will share experiences from several agencies that are currently implementing microtransit.

This webinar is based on NCHRP 20-65 Task 76 Opportunities for State DOTs (and others) to Encourage Shared Use Mobility Practices in Rural Areas, TCRP B47 Impact of Transformational Technologies on Underserved Populations, and TCRP Report 230: Transit and Micromobility.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Rural, Intercity Bus, and Specialized Transportation.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $60. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Shared use mobility practices in rural areas – Ranjit Godavarthy, North Dakota State University
  • Microtransit in Wilson, NC – Gronna Jones, Wilson Transit (RIDE)
  • Implementing microtransit in mixed urban and rural regions – Dave Marsh, Capital Area Rural Transportation System
  • Question and answer session moderated by Jonathan Brooks, LINK Houston

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the connections between microtransit options exist and peer community experiences
  • Identify ways microtransit may complement or substitute for existing rural transit services
  • Take first action steps to assess microtransit strategies in a community or region


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