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"The Day NYC Stood Still"          Photo by Christopher Schoenbohm, Dec 2010


NY Mobility Manager E-news
March 2011
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Successful mobility management is essential for New York's economy, environment and communities to become more sustainable. This is hard, in the trenches, work, requiring successful coalition building, inter-relationships, mutual support and resources. Mobility managers need to share ideas, problems, solutions, and customer-focused strategies.


Please feel free to send us your comments, questions or ideas. Send us your website links too! The usefulness will grow with your input. We need two-way communication here! 

Hope to hear from you soon. 

Dwight Mengel, Tompkins County
PS. The above photo was taken in NYC after the Dec. 26, 2010 snowstorm. For me the photo represents frozen mobility - taxi, bus, car and bike. It was one time it was safe to be a pedestrian in the city. Enjoy spring! It will come back soon. 3/24/2011   
NTI Managing Community Mobility Class
Ithaca NY - April 14-15, 2011

Tompkins County's is hosting the National Transit Institute's two-day Managing Community Mobility class in Ithaca, NY on April 14-15, 2011. This is an encore of the April 2010 class.

This course will examine creative approaches to resolving fragmented and/or duplicative transportation systems to create a more seamless and cost-efficient network with a customer-focused mindset.

The instructor is Jana Hunkler Brule', CCTM, Project Manager of
BerkshireRides. You can read a background story of Jana and BerkshireRides here.


There is no cost for the public sector and their contractors.
Class size is limited to 35. I have 4 host seats left. Please contact me, Dwight Mengel, immediately if you are interested in registering for this class. First come basis.
NYSDOT's TDM Webinar April 12, 2011

Opportunities for Advancing Travel Demand Management in New York State

Join NYSDOT for a Webinar on April 12

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: 

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is exploring ways to more effectively support travel demand management (TDM) efforts by identifying policies and actions to support local and regional initiatives and integrate demand management considerations into existing planning, projects, programs, and operations activities more effectively. As part of this effort, NYSDOT has held a series of regional stakeholder outreach meetings to understand the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities associated with TDM across New York State.  This webinar will highlight the findings from this broad outreach effort including specific recommendations.  Participants in the webinar will have the opportunity to review and provide input on preliminary recommendations for NYSDOT and help to craft a framework for NYSDOT's efforts to support local, regional, and statewide TDM activities.



Opportunities for Advancing Travel Demand Management in New York State


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.


System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

National RTAP in the Cloud

RTAP, Rural Technical Assistance Program, keeps getting better!


"National RTAP has developed several web apps that you can plug into your existing website. If you don't have a website, RTAP can help you with that as well. Each web app is designed to help bring the RTAP community together online. We are very excited about the launch of these new web apps throughout 2011.


Last week RTAP deployed ProcurementPro, the first of a series of useful applications geared to rural and small urban managers of FTA grants and mobility managers.  


National RTAP is pleased to release ProcurementPRO 1.1. This FREE web-based application will:
  • Walk you through the steps needed to determine the Federal clauses and certifications that must be included in procurement documents for a Federally-funded project. 
  • Create a document that includes all required Federal clauses and certifications and other supporting documentation, such as checklists and templates, to help you manage the procurement process."

To learn about using ProcurementPro through video or pdf files, go here:


I think NationalRTAP provides a valuable resource for all of us involved in managing projects and developing mobility services. Please check it out and pass the word!   


BYW, Mike Labello, NYSDOT, is an expert on ProcurementPro, so contact him with questions or comments.


CTAA Mobility Management Special Conference,
 June 6-7, 2011, Indianapolis, IN.

A national conference on mobility management will take place concurrent with the CTAA conference and Expo in Indianapolis, IN.  


The Partnership for Mobility Management, an association of several national transportation organizations and the Federal Transit Administration, is planning a conference for those working in the new and exciting field of mobility management. Meet mobility managers from across the country and find out about resources that will help you effectively coordinate with human services programs and public transportation, form solid partnerships, and develop a working knowledge of funding sources. This conference will be a great opportunity for mobility managers and people interested in mobility management.  


The conference was planned with input from mobility managers across the country, APTA, Partnership for Mobility Management, UnitedWeRide, CTAA, Project Action, FTA and others. 


The conference coordinator is: 

Sheryl Gross-Glaser

Director, Partnership for Mobility Management

Coordination Specialist, National Resource Center for Human Service Transportation Coordination

Community Transportation Association of America

[email protected]
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Link to Conference Program and Registration

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Dwight Mengel                     Liz Fury
Tompkins County DSS         Otsego County