First and Last Mile Connection

APA Florida Chapter, Promised Lands Section


Monday, October 27, 2014
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT

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The “first and last mile” transit connection is a challenge that many transit agencies face. This first and last mile connection gap occurs when riders, whose final origin and destination are outside of the fixed-route service areas and whose schedules are incompatible with the regular transit schedule, lack transportation services to complete their trip. To resolve these service gaps, several transit agencies across the nation and in Florida have adopted unique strategies and programs aimed to improve “origin – transit stop – destination” connection, complimenting existing fixed routes and expanding transit service coverage. This session will highlight the triumphs and successes of one Chicago transit agency and two Florida agencies in planning, developing and implementing “first and last mile” connection strategies.