Movability Featured in ACT Whitepaper and Webinar

For more than 30 years, Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) like Movability have been helping communities deliver transportation options that benefit commuters, employers, and residents. In that time, TMAs have become go-to organizations when it comes to increasing mobility, improving air quality, and strengthening livability and economic development in the regions they serve.  

The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) recently featured several TMAs around the country, including Movability, in a webinar and whitepaper. During the October 31 webinar Movability Program Manager Alix Scarborough discussed how Movability is helping employers and the region at large deal with the mobility strains of a growing city. Alix also talked about Movability’s evolution, including leading the Mobility Challenge, beginning a management contract with the Downtown Austin Alliance, expanding geographically, rolling out a new membership program, and embarking on a strategic planning process to guide future growth.

The whitepaper, “A Better Way: Spotlight on Transportation Management Associations”, features insights from public officials and private sector leaders representing TMAs from across the country. The paper delved into how public and private partners played a role in starting TMAs, including Movability. Founding partners the Downtown Austin Alliance, the City of Austin, Capital Metro, and Travis County supported the launch of Movability Austin to address the impacts of rapid growth. “The idea was that we can’t build our way out of our traffic problems and heavily trafficked areas,” said Jim Pledger, Board Chair of Movability Austin in the paper. Read the entire whitepaper here.

“TMAs offer unique opportunities for public-private partnerships, aggregating the delivery of valuable transportation programs and services that reduce costs for businesses and increase mobility for commuters” said David Straus, Executive Director for ACT. “We encourage communities around the country to look at TMAs as an impactful strategy for addressing their transportation challenges.”

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