MicroTransit can be financially sustainable if properly structured. Too many experiments have lacked structure and quickly failed as a consequence. Yaffe Mobility Consulting has the operational perspective in both demand response and fixed route to properly structure MicroTransit services.
Steve Yaffe co-chaired of the Transportation Research Board International Conference on Demand Responsive Transportation, April 15-17 2019 at Baltimore's Sheraton Inner Harbor hotel, where he discussed use of EBT cards to enable recipients of subsidized rides as well as the unbanked to use new mobility services and buy transit passes.
Managed HealthCare Organizations have limited experience in overseeing transportation providers. Yaffe Mobility Consulting has the oversight experience necessary to teach best practices.
Steve Yaffe offers decades of service planning, oversight, asking critical questions, proposing and overseeing research projects and promoting awareness of innovative service techniques.
Steve Yaffe has structured, overseen and developed functional specifications for Demand Response and fixed route services, including operations, maintenance and software needs.
Steve Yaffe has developed grant applications, evaluated grant applications, and advised on the grant review process.
Partnerships are key to success. Through partnerships, mobility can be offered to all who want a ride. Steve Yaffe has experience creating and fostering partnerships that coordinate services - see http://transportation-tacl.org for coordination resources.
Technology-driven mobility will evolve to include integration with a multimodal platform for mobility information & payment. Steve Yaffe has developed software functionality requirements.
Mobility success can be measured in the number of riders served, number of rides provided per service hour, on-time performance, subsidy per ride provided, and accolades.
Because Steve Yaffe has worked consistently as the public sector lead in Demand-Response & Fixed Route Public-Private Partnerships, he has a public service perspective and ethic. Besides structuring public-private transit operations partnerships, Steve can advise on oversight.
The Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida awarded Steve Yaffe a professional certificate in Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Management.