Published on February 20, 2014
Momentum: Mass Transit! ! Transforming Transportation 2014 “Future Leaders in Sustainable Transport” session honorable mention! ! Daniel Blank! ! BUREAU BLANK! Transforming Transportation 2014!
MASS TRANSIT BY DANIEL BLANK 2014 ! (IMAGE CREDITS TO THEIR OWNERS)
Urbanization and sprawl have created a disconnect between the places where many people live and where they access life’s necessities –especially jobs, education and healthcare.
live Sean Marshall via Flickr work Sam Howzit via Flickr
How can we get everyone where they need to go? (this is about equal access first, transportation mode second)
More cars is not the answer.
But people are creative. Different ways of commuting are possible. Image credit: Roberto Neumiller/SOS SAHEL
Image credit: Stephanie Azarias & Alexander Olpindo via Wikipedia In developing markets like the Philippines, flexible networks of shuttles coexist with fixed-route municipal transit and take people where they need to go affordably and reliably.
Image credit: Simon Burchett What about efficiency and scale? By adding standardization, technology and data to the equation containerized shipping and logistical software have revolutionized the way we transport goods from point A to point B. ! If goods can be moved better, faster and cheaper…
And we’ve figured out how to move data… Image credit: http://internet-map.net/
Can the way we move in groups evolve as well? Steve Dunleavy via Flickr
MOMENTUM IS + PA S S E N G E R S M O M E N T U M C O N C E P T P R E S E N TA T I O N • D A N I E L B L A N K • F E B 2 0 1 4 + SOFTWARE & HARDWARE SHUTTLES
MOMENTUM IS PA S S E N G E R S • Connect to Momentum via smart phone or SMS • Request pickup or destination information • Confirm pickup time and location • Use smart markers to identify location and travel time a n d a u g m e n t d o o r- t o - d o o r s e r v i c e • Pay fares via the app or SMS M O M E N T U M C O N C E P T P R E S E N TA T I O N • D A N I E L B L A N K • F E B 2 0 1 4
MOMENTUM IS SMART MARKERS • Know their own geolocation • Help software to calculate travel times • Can notify passengers of approaching/departing shuttles • I n c r e a s e e f f i c i e n c y o v e r d o o r- t o - d o o r s e r v i c e i n h i g h d e n s i t y residential or destination areas • Can be placed anywhere in a community M O M E N T U M C O N C E P T P R E S E N TA T I O N • D A N I E L B L A N K • F E B 2 0 1 4
MOMENTUM IS DRIVERS • Use their own shuttle or rent one from Momentum • License software and hardware platform • Use a real time map to find passengers • Get paid electronically each week • Own their own business M O M E N T U M C O N C E P T P R E S E N TA T I O N • D A N I E L B L A N K • F E B 2 0 1 4
MOMENTUM IS D A TA & A N A LY T I C S • Commuting patterns help identify underserved communities • Can help municipalities plan for future transit expansion • Destination data establishes trip purpose • Anonomized tracking of: • trip time • passenger count • route taken • wait time and traffic • device used to connect M O M E N T U M C O N C E P T P R E S E N TA T I O N • D A N I E L B L A N K • F E B 2 0 1 4
MOMENTUM IS FLEXIBLE AFFORDABLE M O M E N T U M C O N C E P T P R E S E N TA T I O N • D A N I E L B L A N K • F E B 2 0 1 4 MASS TRANSIT
EVERYONE WINS PA S S E N G E R DRIVER M O M E N T U M C O N C E P T P R E S E N TA T I O N • D A N I E L B L A N K • F E B 2 0 1 4 CITY
WHY DO THEY CARE? • F l e x i b l e d o o r- t o - d o o r s e r v i c e , w h e r e y o u n e e d i t w h e n y o u n e e d i t PA S S E N G E R • Affordable for daily commuting • Reliable and consistent • Equitable mode of transportation accessible to wider audience CITY • Lower infrastructure investment, runs on existing roads • Scales with demand, augments existing capacity of legacy systems • Private business enterprise opportunity DRIVER • Plugs into existing private transit networks (e.g. dollar vans) • Flexible platform provides as much or little support as needed M O M E N T U M C O N C E P T P R E S E N TA T I O N • D A N I E L B L A N K • F E B 2 0 1 4
MOMENTUM IS DIFFERENT EXPENSIVE Cars for hire Car Ownership Airport Shuttle Commuter Rail FLEXIBLE ROUTE FIXED ROUTE D o l l a r Va n Bus/Subway AFFORDABLE M O M E N T U M C O N C E P T P R E S E N TA T I O N • D A N I E L B L A N K • F E B 2 0 1 4
“If we’re going to build on the greatest transportation network the world has ever known, we’re going to have to all do this together– and figure out how all these pieces interrelate in their 21st-century incarnation.” ! – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx ! Want to help invent? Momentum is a project of Daniel Blank Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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