Want to Improve Urban Mobility? Improve Coordination First

Improved coordination among the many modes of transportation could improve the access and ridership across all modes, according to a new report by the Transportation Research Board.

The study is seen as particularly prescient as regions and transit organizations emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has reshaped lives and jobs across all communities.

“If cities and communities could take a more proactive approach to mobility in their cities, and keep transit – and all the other new modes coordinated – I think that would be a huge step,” said Gary Thomas, chair of the team who authored the report and president and CEO of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)…

As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to press the reset button, and put the nation’s transportation policymaking and thinking on a more sustainable, shared and less car-intensive trajectory, say experts.