The Shared Use Mobility Center is seeking proposals from providers of public transportation for the Mobility on Demand On-Ramp program: 12 months of free in-depth technical assistance and support for entities that provide public transportation to advance ideas for mobility on demand solutions. The On-Ramp has been developed through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The On-Ramp is a unique opportunity for those with promising ideas in on-demand mobility to receive expert assistance to develop their ideas into vetted business plans through a comprehensive process involving supported engagement, peer mentoring, research, and other supportive activities.

How to apply

Please reference the Request for Proposals for details, and also refer to the FAQ page. Direct questions/comments to OnRamp@sharedusemobilitycenter.org

Key dates:

  • RFP issued on February 8, 2018
  • An informational webinar took place on February 21, 2018. Get the recording here.
  • Proposals due March 21, 2018 at 11:59pm ET
  • Email proposals as a single file in PDF format. File sharing links to PDF files too large to email are acceptable. The submission address is OnRamp@sharedusemobilitycenter.org. Include “On-Ramp Proposal” and your agency’s name in the subject line.
  • Applicants will be notified in Spring 2018 whether or not their project was selected.

Proposal submission is now open, and will be accepted until 11:59pm ET on March 21, 2018.

Informational Webinar

SUMC held an informational webinar on February 21, 2018 to provide an overview of the project and to give prospective applicants the opportunity to ask questions. Get the recording here.

Resources for Developing an On-Ramp proposal

Here are some resources to help with developing a proposal for the MOD On-Ramp technical assistance program.

  • First, check the On-Ramp FAQ page–many questions have already been asked and answered
  • If you’re wondering what others are doing, SUMC’s ongoing webinar series has covered a range of shared mobility programs across the US. All recorded webinars are free for viewing.
  • The Shared Mobility Policy Database has a comprehensive list of mobility related policies, plans and studies, including a number of expanded analyses of mobility pilots across the country.
  • SUMC’s Shared Mobility Action Plans for Los Angeles and the Twin Cities have a range of project possibilities that fall into the wider MOD arena. While these are region-wide plans, they provide a useful starting point for approaches to identifying community needs and project and policy responses.
  • The projects funded under the FTA MOD Sandbox program can serve as a reference point on the range of MOD related projects.

These resources should only serve as a guide. Applicants are encouraged to propose creative and innovative mobility ideas for the On-Ramp.