The Mobility Hub
Your weekly guide to the latest in shared mobility
SUMC News and Announcements
Gia Biagi, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation
Gia Biagi is an urban planner and designer who was appointed Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot in December 2019. As Commissioner, she oversees the department responsible for Chicago’s transportation infrastructure, systems, regulations, and policies focused on complete streets, climate adaptation, and new mobility. Previously, Biagi was a Principal at Studio Gang Architects, where her work centered on how to move toward equity, mutuality, and positive change in cities.
Nuria Fernandez, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
Nuria Fernandez is the 15th Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), a role she holds after being appointed Deputy Administrator and senior FTA official. Nuria came to FTA after serving as General Manager and CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Fernandez, a 35-year industry veteran, held leadership positions at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Chicago Transit Authority, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Peter Norton, Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia (UVA)
Peter Norton is an associate professor of history in the Department of Engineering and Society at the UVA. Norton has also been a visiting faculty member at the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands and is a member of the University of Virginia’s Center for Transportation Studies. He is the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press), and of Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving (Island Press, 2021). Norton is a frequent speaker on sustainable and equitable urban mobility.
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Learn about Clean Mobility Options for Underserved Communities
The Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO) awarded nearly $1.15M in Community Transportation Needs Assessments (CTNA) Vouchers to 24 recipients to evaluate mobility needs in disadvantaged and historically under-resourced communities. On October 27, CMO hosted a virtual meeting to celebrate these Community Transportation Needs Assessments awardees, highlighting their accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned. Watch the Video
Help Build Our New Shared-Use Mobility Directory!
Knowledge sharing is crucial for fostering people-focused shared mobility for all. That’s why SUMC’s Mobility on Demand Learning Center is seeking input for a new public directory for mobility providers, software providers, vehicle suppliers, infrastructure suppliers, and everyone in between. If you or your company actively engage with shared mobility, please fill out this quick survey to join the Shared-Use Mobility Directory. Take me to the survey
Project Funding Opportunities
South Placer Microtransit Software Solution Implementation
The County of Placer, City of Roseville, and City of Auburn
Deadline: January 20
RFI: Research Triangle Park Micromobility Service Provider
Research Triangle Park District
Deadline: January 24
RFP: Action Plan for Electrification and Growth
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)
Deadline: February 15