Mobility Management News:
December 2022
Greetings of this Festive Season!

Here at NCMM our 2022 flew by, and we are assuming the same is true for you and your colleagues. I thought I'd take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in NCMM - whether it's by viewing our many resources on our website, applying for our grants, participating in NCMM webinars and meetings, submitting a promising practice, or by giving us a call with a question or suggestion. Please consider this your newsletter - let us know what you want to see in it, send us stories to include, and share it with your friends!  

Second, I'd like to review some of the highlights from our year with you:

  • NCMM launched its new MyNCMM platform to facilitate communications between mobility management professionals both across the country and within your own state and community. We now have close to 2,000 members using the platform!
  • NCMM began offering access to the PolicyMap collection of databases to you and your colleagues as you seek to understand more about your community and gather data for your grants
  • In 2022, NCMM's website received more than 39,000 visitors
  • NCMM worked with grantees either planning or implementing new services, supported by $732,555 in FTA funding administered by NCMM
  • Launch of the NCMM's Community Transportation Database, listing at least 95 percent of the FTA-funded transportation systems through the Sect. 5310, 5311, and 5307 programs, with a searchable map

We look forward to continuing our work with you. Don't be a stranger - send us an email or call.

Best wishes always,

Amy Conrick
NCMM Director
From the NCMM Desk
NCMM on the Road
NCMM staff have been busy traveling in the past few months: 

  • Presenting in Sacramento, Calif., at the Institute for High Quality Care symposium, where staff shared promising practices of transportation for social determinants of health with health care practitioners in rural California.
  • Hosting a workshop at the Move America conference in Austin, Texas
  • Traveling to Hattiesburg, Miss.; Helena, Ark.; and Shoshone, Idaho to launch new planning grants
  • Hosting a meeting in beautiful Geneva, N.Y., for the New York State Assn. for Mobility Management
  • Facilitating a day-long meeting in Wichita, Kan., on delivering transportation services in a three-county region that better matches people's travel patterns
NCMM has six available licenses left for the NCMM/PolicyMap, which gives access to a wealth of demographic and other data that can be used to justify need in targeted areas for funding applications. NCMM will provide access to PolicyMap until Aug. 31, 2023. This opportunity is available only to mobility management practitioners registered through the MyNCMM platform. (If not registered, please do so at before applying for this opportunity). Applicants must also be associated with a nonprofit organization or a government agency that is involved in providing and/or coordinating transportation within their community. Learn more about PolicyMap here, and complete this brief survey if you are interested in accessing NCMM/PolicyMap. 
MyNCMM Communications Platform
MyNCMM is a social network for Mobility Managers and our partners to connect, learn, and share ideas. By creating an account, or updating your existing one on our website, you can join others in your state or join a group dealing with similar issues. Easily search for other mobility managers across the country to securely connect and chat all on our website. MyNCMM members can create and join groups based on topic and geography to ask questions and share promising practices. You can easily stay on top of everything NCMM, and your network of mobility managers has to offer, all in one place. 
Partner News
CCAM Strategic Plan Released
On Nov. 30 the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) hosted a webinar to learn about the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM)'s recently adopted 2023 - 2026 CCAM Strategic Plan, resource commitments, and next steps for implementation. The plan prioritizes expanding safe access to transit, providing affordable mobility options and sets a framework for collaboration among CCAM grantees at all levels and across jurisdictions. CCAM is a federal interagency council that coordinates funding and provides expertise on human services transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income. FTA leads the CCAM, on behalf of the Secretary of Transportation, in coordination with 28 other federal agencies. View the recorded webinar on the CCAM website.
Crime and Human Trafficking Prevention Resources
The new Crime and Human Trafficking Prevention for Smaller Transit Agencies has launched! This resource center provides crime and human trafficking prevention educational materials and interactive learning opportunities designed specifically for rural, small city, and tribal transit agencies. The site includes interactive movies, specialized toolkits, self-directed training materials, topic-specific podcasts and more. The site is a partnership of the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), the Texas Transportation Institute and the Southwest Transit Association, with the materials funded by the Federal Transit Administration.

Also be sure to avail of CTAA's free "Understanding Passengers Who Have Experienced Trauma," and these five free modules from Denver RTD to assist your drivers when they encounter individuals experiencing these mental health conditions: 

Webinar: Partnering with Housing and Other Services
On Jan. 9, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the webinar "Braiding Resources to Collaboratively Develop and Strengthen Housing + Services Partnerships" will be hosted by the Housing and Services Resource Center. It will feature examples of strong collaborations from federal, state, and local levels. Presenters will explore not only opportunities to braid funding and resources but also approaches to developing partnerships that really work! Learn more and register for this webinar. 
Conversations with National RTAP
Join RTAP for these two events: 1.) State RTAP Manager Peer Roundtable Jan. 9, 2023, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, to discuss issues of interest to State RTAP Managers, and 2.) "Our Bus Stops Here" Twitter Chat on Jan. 24, 2023, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, to discuss issues, strategies, and promising practices for bus stop and route planning. Registration information is provided here.
Transportation Media of the Month
This photo was sent to us by community partners in Helena, Ark. It allows us to imagine the situation where the powered chair that this woman depends on so much is suddenly out of commission, and to ponder what alternatives she has.
About Mobility Management News
Mobility Management News is the newsletter of the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), which is operated jointly by the Community Transportation Association, the American Public Transportation Association and Easter Seals under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration.