13 LA Leaders Named to Shared Mobility Action Plan Implementers Council

By March 18, 2017News

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) today announced that 13 leading Los Angeles transportation and policy experts will join a newly created Implementers Council to help oversee the application of the Shared Mobility Action Plan for LA County. Released by SUMC last fall in partnership with several regional stakeholders, the plan set a goal to take 100,000 cars off the road in the county within the next five years by expanding public transit and new forms of shared mobility such as bikesharing, carsharing and ride-hailing.

“The council will play a key role in helping to coordinate the region’s efforts to extend affordable, environmentally sound transportation options for all,” said SUMC Executive Director Sharon Feigon. “While LA should be proud of the significant advances it has made in bikesharing, carsharing and transit, an inclusive, integrated effort is needed to realize the greatest public benefit.”

Members of the Shared Mobility Action Plan Implementers Council include:

  • Doran Barnes, Executive Director, Foothill Transit
  • Tamika Butler, ‎Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
  • Diego Cardoso, Executive Officer, Transit Corridors, Active Transportation & Sustainability, LA Metro
  • Suja Lowenthal, Transit Planning & Community Engagement Manager, City of Santa Monica – ‎Big Blue Bus
  • Hervé Muller, President, BlueLA (Bolloré)
  • Hilary Norton, Executive Director, FAST (Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic)
  • Susana Reyes, ‎Senior Analyst, Office of Sustainability, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, LA Department of Transportation
  • Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, LA Metro
  • Debs Schrimmer, Transportation Partnerships Analyst, Lyft
  • Smokey West, General Manager, Los Angeles, Zipcar
  • Thomas Yee, Initiative Officer, LA Thrives
  • Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA

The council will meet quarterly to discuss challenges, share information and measure progress toward the plan’s goal to remove 100,000 cars from the road while expanding options for residents. Council members will also play an ongoing role in helping to implement the strategies featured in the action plan, which include:

  1. Expand the Role and Reach of Transit
  2. Drive Cultural Change to Support Transit & Shared Mobility
  3. Emphasize and Expand Carsharing in All Communities
  4. Leverage the Region’s Bikesharing Momentum
  5. Experiment in Ridesourcing, Microtransit & Vanpooling
  6. Build out Mobility Hubs Countywide

The council’s efforts build on SUMC’s most recent activities – which include working closely with the City of Los Angeles to secure a provider for the city’s EV carsharing pilot and meeting with stakeholders to build momentum for constructing integrated mobility hubs – as well as significant regional developments such as the passage of Measure M, the expansion of bikeshare, and the launch of new carshare operators such as Maven and BlueCalifornia.

More information on SUMC’s Shared Mobility Action Plan is available here: http://bit.ly/2cxRpPO

Link to Shared Mobility Action Plan for Los Angeles County: http://bit.ly/sumcplanLA