A Report on Trends of MOD/MaaS in the U.S. Urban Areas

  • Colloquium

The 139th Transport Policy Colloquium -Washington Report Ⅶ-(Online)
※Language:Japanese

Supported by 日本財団 THE NIPPON FOUNDATION

Date / Time Thu, Dec 17,2020 10:00~12:00
Event Number The 139th
Theme A Report on Trends of MOD/MaaS in the U.S. Urban Areas
Lecturer Lecturer:MIYAMOTO Daisuke
Research Fellow, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Commentator:KATO Hironori
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Senior Advisor for Research, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

- Q&A session -
Moderator:YAMAUCHI Hirotaka
President for Research, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Event Summary

Recently in the United States, various initiatives such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) are promoted by local governments, based on the idea of Mobility on Demand (MOD), which is the concept for comprehensively changing the way of movement and system management for people and things. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) defines MOD as “an innovative, user-focused approach which leverages emerging mobility services, integrated transit networks and operations, real-time data, connected travelers, and cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to allow for a more traveler-centric, transportation system- of-systems approach, providing improved mobility options to all travelers and users of the system in an efficient and safe manner." They believe they can develop MOD for all large urban areas, nearby suburbs, neighboring cities, semi-suburban communities, and rural areas, in a suitable way for the each environment.
This report focuses on urban areas, as they provide the best view to observe “Mobility trends,” which have helped to grow people’s interest in MOD / MaaS in the U.S. Furthermore, an analysis on the current status of MOD/MaaS and the challenges they face to take effect will be given.