With increasing demands on local transportation, consumers and transit agencies need better coordinated, comprehensive mobility options. Mobility management, a strategic approach to service coordination and customer service, is gaining interest worldwide in the public transportation sector. When implemented, it will move transit agencies away from their roles as fixed-route service operators, and toward collaboration with other transportation providers.
Transit agencies can live and die by the experience of their consumers. When their riders know about their transit options, and about the real time arrival of their transportation, they more easily can plan their trips.
Conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and encouraging physical activity, promoting safety and preserving open space—all are known benefits of coordinating land use with transportation planning, and CS is leading the way.