On April 1st, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the 2018 Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant recipients. Of the ten recipients, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) was the only county level agency to be awarded. The other recipients were State DOTs and a University, which is a testament to CCTA’s innovative leadership. The Bay Area Mobility-On-Demand (MOD) Project will receive $8 million in federal funding to develop an “on-demand” platform to seamlessly connect shared mobility options to intuitively connect people, places, and things.
The Bay Area MOD app will provide viable options and technology tools to improve mobility in the corridor by using shared modes of transportation and behavior change techniques such as incentives, rewards, trip reliability and transit accessibility. The ultimate goal is to make shared and active modes of transportation so convenient and appealing that drivers will prefer to use these forms of transit rather than driving solo.
AMG staff partnered with the CCTA to support the development of the Bay Area MOD ATCMTD grant application. We are pleased that USDOT has recognized the project’s potential to support a balanced, equitable, and sustainable transportation system and look forward to the project’s success.