Mobility Management News:
February 2022
Hello newsletter readers,

There's a lot in store for this February newsletter. We decided to push this one out early- there's just so much to share! 

NCMM has a number of open RFPs with fast approaching deadlines. The first is to help communities create case studies focused on work they've done to reduce social isolation among older adults, with a particular focus on collaborations among the transportation, aging services, and public health sectors. The deadline for this opportunity is Feb. 28. The second RFP seeks letters of interest from communities for NCMM to help guide them through a one-day meeting with mobility management practitioners and their partners to try to solve a mobility issue that requires cross-agency coordination. The deadline for this one is March 1. You can find more about these RFPs and how to apply for them in the newsletter further on.

NCMM has also opened our form to garner submissions for our Promising Practices database, focused on showcasing innovative mobility management practices from across the country. Successful submissions will eventually end up on NCMM's publicly hosted database and potentially promoted through our media. Add your promising practice here.

Finally, NCMM is gearing up for the 2022 Mobility Management Forum. An exciting day of learning and networking is in store for mid-May. Find out more about the upcoming Poster Session and Forum schedule below.

NCMM is excited to receive applicants for our active RFPs and our Promising Practices Database. What you submit today could impact your community very soon!

Be well,

Kirby Wilhelm
(202) 489-6020
Which of these types of active transportation project do you work on in your job?
Complete streets
Micromobility (scooters, etc)
Walkability, including Safe Routes to School
Parks and recreation
None of the above
Which of these types of planning functions are part of your work?
Developing performance measures
Gathering data for planning efforts
Working with economic development agencies
Land use planning
Working at the state level on planning-related issues
None of the above
NCMM Welcomes New Project Associate
Enjoli Dixon recently joined NCMM, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous experience as a grant program specialist with MoDOT-Multi-modal division, as a planner and architect TranSystems Corporation and as the Transportation Chair of KU Wheels at University of Kansas. Enjoli has spent a little over 15 years in the U.S. and abroad in the transportation industry in the public and private sector as a designer and consultant working across the various STEM fields of education, architecture, engineering, and urban planning. Before joining MoDOT, Enjoli began her transportation career with the University of Kansas-KU On Wheels and TranSystems Corporation simultaneously. You can read more about Enjoli and her move to NCMM here.
2022 Mobility Management Forum
NCMM is excited to announce our 2022 Mobility Management Forum in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, May 12, during CTAA's EXPO 2022. The Forum gives the opportunity to 

  • Join mobility managers from your FTA region for breakfast (8:15-9:00 a.m.)
  • Beef up your skills and polish your knowledge on key mobility management topics such as data, funding, and coordination (9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
  • Finish the day with an invigorating Unconference, sponsored jointly by NCMM and the National Center for Applied Transit Technology.

You can find the full details of the forum on our Mobility Management Forum page. We're looking forward to gathering with you in-person!
Mobility Management at CTAA EXPO 2022
Join mobility management practitioners and other transit professionals for workshops at CTAA's EXPO 2022 that are geared specifically for you. EXPO 2022 is happening in Louisville, Ky. May 10-13, ending with the Big Night Out at Churchill Downs. Register here. Workshop topics include: Diversity and Equity, Working with Managed Care Providers, Microtransit Installations in Small Urban and Rural Settings, Mobility Management and Active Transportation: A Healthy Fit, travel training, Cool Online Tools You Should Know, and Expanding Options for Older Adults. Hope to see you there!
2022 Mobility Management Poster Session
NCMM is soliciting posters for the 2022 Mobility Management Poster Session to be held at EXPO 2022 in Louisville, Ky., on May 11 and 12 during three Trade Show sessions. Presenters who exhibit their posters on their mobility management work during the Tradeshow will be rewarded with a $500 stipend upon completion of EXPO. The application deadline is April 8. You can find out more about requirements and how to apply here.
Seeking Letters of Interest: Intensive One-Day Meetings
NCMM is seeking letters of interest from communities who would like to have NCMM facilitate a one-day meeting with mobility management practitioners and their partners to try to solve a particular perplexing mobility issue that requires cross-agency coordination. These meetings will take place in-person between April 2022 and September 2022 (but can be held remotely as circumstances dictate). NCMM will facilitate up to five meetings in total, and will work closely with the selected communities to co-design these one-day meetings to ensure they effectively addresses the communities' goals. NCMM will cover costs associated with this meeting. The deadline to apply is March 1. Find out more information about the opportunity and application instructions here.
Social Isolation Case Study Opportunity
NCMM is soliciting proposals towards the funding of a detailed case study on a local, regional, or state cross-sector collaboration focused on the role of transportation in reducing social isolation among older adults, leading to improved physical and mental health outcomes for them. NCMM will fund up to three communities for this opportunity. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. You can find out more about this opportunity through its RFP found here.
Promising Practices Survey Link
NCMM wants you to submit Promising Practices from your community! A database of current and recent mobility management practices from across the country is in the works, showcasing implemented programs and services that have introduced a new or enhanced method of delivering mobility management and improved people's ability to travel around their communities. If you're interested in sharing Promising Practices you know about, you can fill out the survey found here.
"Mobility Lines" Podcast - New Episode
NCMM is excited to have released its eighth episode of the Mobility Lines Podcast. This podcast is the second-part of a conversation with Jana Sochor on the topic of Piecing Together the Puzzle: Mobility as a Service from the User and Service Design Perspectives. Listen to this conversation, along with past episodes, here or search for Mobility Lines Podcast on your favorite listening channel, such as Spotify.
New e-Learning Course - Introduction to Mobility Management for Non-Transportation Professionals
NCMM is pleased to announce its newest e-Learning course - Mobility Management for All: An Introduction for Non-Transportation Professionals. This bright and lively course serves as a sound introduction to mobility management for client-facing non-transportation professionals (and new mobility managers alike). With easy-to-implement practices, course takers will be sure to have something to take back to their workplace. The course also provides an avenue to show the importance of mobility management to your partners in fields like health care, social services, and housing. Course takers will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion for the course. You can find this e-Learning course here and the rest of NCMM's slate of courses in our e-Learning catalog.
Health and Transportation Resource Center
The pursuit of good health and well-being is inextricably intertwined with an individual's ability to move freely about their community. With NCMM's Health and Transportation Resource Center, you can explore the relationship between health, well-being, and transportation. The center provides detailed explanations of key health and transportation topics, along with related resources (like tools, guides, white-papers, and websites). Check out the Health and Transportation Resource Center and its many sections here. Let us know if there are any other connections of health and transportation you'd want to learn more about at [email protected].
Community Mobility Design Challenge 2021 Project Pitch Session
NCMM's current cohort of four Community Mobility Design Challenge grantees will be presenting their chosen solution concept on April 1 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The hour long event will showcase the great work that the teams have been up to, leading to their sharing of their team's chosen transportation solution concept as they move into the Learning Launch phase. For those interested in hearing more from the grantees, you can register for the event here.
Fast Links to NCMM Resources
Partner News
Transit Workforce Center - ATTAIN initiative
FTA's Transit Workforce Center recently launched the American Transit Training Apprenticeship Innovators Network, or ATTAIN initiative, to focus on developing apprenticeships for frontline positions. Transit agencies interested in starting or expanding an apprenticeship program will connect with transit leaders running successful programs and advance their efforts to bring in new talent. You can find out more about the initiative and apply for the initiative here.
TCRP - COVID-19 Pandemic Transit Response and Partnerships Survey
The Transportation Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) is conducting a Synthesis study to gather information on how public transit organizations are engaged in diverse initiatives to meet their community's needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. These initiatives utilized transit organizations' resources in non-traditional ways, including services like food delivery, internet hotspots, and vaccine clinic support. You can help TCRP with understanding the scope of these initiatives by filling out this survey by March 1.
TP4A - RFP For No-Cost Technical Assistance
The Transit Planning 4 All Project is offering no-cost technical assistance to help facilitate the inclusion of seniors and persons with disabilities in the local mobility planning process. Applications are due by Feb. 21. You can find out more about the opportunity, and how to apply here.
U.S. Department of Transportation - Rural Electric Mobility Toolkit
The U.S. DOT has released Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure. The toolkit is intended for a variety of rural stakeholders, including States, local communities, Tribes, transportation providers, nonprofits, businesses, and individuals. The toolkit focuses on infrastructure for light-duty electric passenger vehicles (such as sedans, sport utility vehicles, and pickup trucks), but also addresses funding opportunities and planning considerations for other types of electric vehicles. You can read the toolkit and find out more about it here.
Eno Transportation Mid-Manager Accelerate Program
The 2022 Transportation Mid-Manager Accelerate program is designed for mid-level leaders wanting to be faster, sharper, and stronger in the art of leadership working in cross-functional transportation roles in transit, government, and the public and private sectors. The Accelerate model is intentionally anchored by three directives: enhance strategic skill sets, engage in meaningful leadership content and learning, and re-invigorate how participants show up as leaders. You can find out more about the program and application process here. The deadline to apply is March 18.
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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.