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Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Fiscal Year 2019 Selected Projects

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Project SponsorProject DescriptionFunding
Matanuska-Susitna BoroughThe Matanuska-Susitna Borough will receive funding on behalf of four rural transit providers to implement a platform that centralizes dispatch, fleet management, call-taking and payment across providers. The system will assign trips to the lowest-cost, eligible provider and allow riders flexible request and payment options.$231,191
Baldwin County CommissionThe Baldwin County Commission will receive funding to create a mobility-on-demand platform to automate routing, scheduling and dispatching technology. It will enhance transit access for all residents of the Mobile area while increasing efficiency, reducing wait times and improving reliability.$260,800
San Joaquin Regional Transit DistrictThe San Joaquin Regional Transit District will receive funding to create standard payment integration and trip planning apps across local and regional transit providers. Riders will be able to access and pay for services by multiple providers on the same trip. The project will include marketing and rider-education strategies.$306,000
City of Boulder, ColoradoThe City of Boulder will receive funding to develop autonomous route optimization software to provide on-demand, wheelchair-accessible transportation to older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals. The software will process ride requests and re-organize routes in real time to expand capacity, reduce costs and better meet rider needs.$224,000
Connecticut Department of TransportationThe Connecticut Department of Transportation will test automated, electric buses on its CTfastrack bus rapid transit corridor to improve safety for riders with disabilities. Precision, automated docking and platooning will eliminate driver errors that result in wide platform gaps and other unsafe situations and also will reduce delays.$2,000,000
Greater Hartford Transit DistrictThe Greater Hartford Transit District will receive funding to develop a responsive, 24/7 transportation option for older adults and people with disabilities to fill gaps in service throughout Connecticut. The District will partner with a paratransit provider and use technology and "smart" routing to improve response times and the traveler experience.$630,000
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority for Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL)The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority on behalf of Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority will receive funding to develop a multi-modal journey planning application to include live navigation and integrated mobility payment options to provide a seamless passenger experience throughout the Atlanta region.$430,400
Kootenai CountyKootenai County will receive funding to explore an open architecture fare payment system. The project will close gaps in transportation services in Idaho's second-most populous region, while determining cost effective and efficient transportation options and solutions for riders.$150,000
City of ColumbusThe City of Columbus, Indiana will receive funding to develop an automated shuttle circulator to increase transit options and reduce wait times. The routes will mainly serve riders who are low-income, seniors, and people with disabilities.$320,620
Cecil County, MarylandCecil County, Maryland, will receive funding to expand on-demand transit service to increase accessibility and provide more mobility options to people in substance recovery. The project will create a complete trip service model providing access to jobs, school, shopping, legal services and other vital services.$562,845
Independent Transportation Network (ITN)The Independent Transportation Network will receive funding to expand its mobility-on-demand transit model designed for older adults and people with disabilities in Portland, Maine, to new rural communities in Maine, Kentucky and California. Using an automated routing and scheduling platform, it will increase access to trips.$1,658,025
Michigan Department of TransportationThe Michigan Department of Transportation will receive funding on behalf of three regional agencies in northwest Michigan to develop a mobility-on-demand service to meet the non-emergency medical transportation needs of rural residents. The grant will support technology that consolidates dispatch scheduling, asset condition reports and security systems across the agencies.$276,499
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity AgencyThe Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency will receive funding to link rural residents in northeast Minnesota to multiple public transit systems using on-demand transit and private taxi providers to enhance first mile/last mile options for riders. The project will include an online portal and website focused on coordinating rural transportation services.$952,807

Wake County Human Services

Wake County Human Services will receive funding to initiate an on-demand service to provide residents in rural areas with greater access to jobs, school, healthcare and other services. The organization will launch micro-transit services that provide a “first five-mile, last five-mile”  approach to connect rural residents with more distant services.

$393,527

Tompkins CountyTompkins County will receive funding to develop a multi-modal trip planning platform that integrates information on bus services, demand-response service, taxis, volunteer transportation, car-share and bike-share services. The platform will enable riders in rural upstate New York to plan multi-modal trips through a mobile app and web platform.$820,000
Central Ohio Transit AuthorityThe Central Ohio Transit Authority will receive funding to unify multiple streams of traffic and transit management data on a cloud-based platform and use artificial intelligence to enhance operations, improve safety and efficiency, develop new channels of communication, and improve the rider experience across the region.$1,725,000
Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA)The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority will receive funding to develop an innovative alternative payment system for mobility, business and personal applications targeted to low-income, disadvantaged, disabled, student, elderly and other underserved populations.$1,997,503
Grand Gateway Economic Development AssociationThe Grand Gateway Economic Development Association will receive funding to introduce an integrated, on-demand shared-ride service in 21 rural communities in eastern and central Oklahoma. Using intelligent transportation systems, the project will connect four regional rural public transit partners with predictive scheduling and routing technology that helps riders tailor trips to meet their needs.$1,514,479
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of OregonTriMet will receive funding to develop a mobility payment system that integrates payment for multiple modes into a single transaction. The project will build on TriMet's multimodal trip planner to reduce travel stress with better real-time arrival predictions.$1,812,282
Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA)The Crawford Area Transportation Authority in rural northwestern Pennsylvania will receive funding to develop a unified system for riders taking fixed route and paratransit by combining rider validation for paratransit services with mobile ticketing. The platform will streamline the experience of taking a multi-modal trip for riders on either mode.$715,233
Coordinated Community Transportation Systems on behalf of River Cities Public TransitRiver Cities Public Transit will receive funding to expand a program that provides transportation for oncology patients to a large hospital in central South Dakota to all types of patients within a 60-mile radius. The project will feature an integrated single payment system and allow Avera St. Mary's Hospital to hire a full-time transportation coordinator to advocate the service.$401,760
Memphis Area Transit AuthorityThe Memphis Area Transit Authority will receive funding to implement a micro-transit on-demand project in the Boxtown/Westwood neighborhood of Memphis, a low-density, suburban neighborhood with a large elderly population and infrequent transit service. Riders will be able to request rides using a mobile application or call center to destinations such as healthcare, grocery stores or government services, as well as connect to the existing transit network.$394,000
City of ArlingtonThe City of Arlington will receive funding to integrate autonomous vehicles into its existing on-demand system operated with the Via car-sharing service. The service will include a wheelchair accessible vehicle and allow University of Texas at Arlington students to ride fare free.$1,698,558
Virginia Department of Rail and Public TransportationThe Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation will receive funding to provide microtransit in rural communities in the Tidewater region. The project will augment existing transit resources by leveraging mobile technology for real-time trip booking and vehicle routing, providing real-time, demand-response microtransit service.$160,930
Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA)The Whatcom Transportation Authority will receive funding to provide on-demand transit service to residents in the small city of Lynden in northwest Washington. A new on-demand mobile app will allow seniors, school-aged children, people with disabilities, and people with limited income to hail an accessible van to any destination within the city.$719,388

Total Funds:
$20,355,847

Last updated: Monday, March 16, 2020