Foundation laid at local levels for mobility networks
Building on the premise that responsive, efficient public transportation systems should be begin at the ground level, ITD recently unveiled a Local Mobility Management Network.
The network is part of Idaho’s Mobility and Access Pathway (IMAP), a new management strategy for growing the state’s public transportation network that was unveiled April 30 during a two-day conference in Boise.
The mobility management strategy is “an institutional state of mind that emphasizes moving people instead of the mode of transportation,” according to the Local Mobility Management Network design supplement.
“A mobility manager is a transportation organization serving the public that responds to and influences the demand of the market by undertaking actions and supportive strategies, directly or in collaboration with others, to provide a full range of options to the single-occupant automobile,”
The mobility management network is based on three levels, explains Randy Kyrias, administrator of the Division of Public Transportation.
Under the Local Mobility Management network, each of ITD’s six administrative districts is further divided into two or three smaller units. District 5 is divided into four units.