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
- 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.
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.