Standardizing Data for Mobility Management

For decades, communities have been pursuing mobility management to improve transportation options for older adults, individuals with disabilities, individuals with low incomes, and, more recently, veterans. The success of mobility management requires effective exchange of information among transportation providers, service brokers, customers, and agencies that provide health, social, education, and other services. Events have converged in the last decade resulting in a need to examine how technology can be used to enhance mobility management and coordination activities. This research was conducted to assess the exchange of (computer based) data between transportation providers, brokers, customers and human service agencies for successful mobility management undertakings. The goal of this research is to identify opportunities for the standardization of data relevant to mobility management systems, focusing on realistically achievable objectives that can be attained in the near-term, including possible specifications, and which can also contribute to more ambitious outcomes over a longer time frame. This research examined the types of data that are used in technologies that are part of mobility management systems as well as the environment in which these software systems function. The recommendations address: 1) where data standards will provide value for mobility managers; 2) the specific data and related protocols needed for improved functionality; and 3) guidelines for procurement specifications for agencies purchasing new technology for mobility management. This report presents the research findings and conclusions. It includes a survey of both private vendors of scheduling and dispatch software and a range of transportation agencies considered to be on the advance edge of standardized data and/or are Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative (VTCLI) grantees.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Contractor Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Glossary; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01517904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TCRP Project J-06,Task 82
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2014 12:57PM