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SUMC News and Announcements


Check out the packed #SUMC2022 Summit Program!

The full 2022 National Shared Mobility Summit schedule is here. Explore our the 30+ Sessions, Expo, Field Trips, Welcome Reception, and more.

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REMINDER: #Every1OnTheBus | April 12 at 1:00–2:00 PM CT/2:00–3:00 PM ET
Don’t miss this online dialogue hosted by the Transportation Technical Assistance Coordination Library (TACL) task force featuring the National Center for Applied Transit TechnologySUMC, and the National Rural Transit Assistance Program.

Join us for the first Mobility Innovation Collaborative Workshop on May 16, 2022! This is a free and open-to-the-public event sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration to discuss innovation in the mobility landscape, meet with industry innovators from around the country, and share lessons learned from pilot projects. The workshop is hosted in conjunction with the 2022 National Shared Mobility Summit. For more information and to register, click here.

Interested in more MIC news? Check out their latest blog post: Incorporating UX Design into Transportation Solutions

An industry-spanning driver shortage, brought on by the pandemic, endures as transit riders ease back onto trains and buses. Mass Transit magazine looks into SUMC’s report “Managing the Labor Shortage at Transit Agencies” to find out why (featuring insight from SUMC Program Coordinator Nate Seeskin). Read the report

Mobility Justice

Does a family’s financial situation affect their travel behavior? This study out of Germany believes so after examining what amenities low-income families prioritize based on their mode of choice.

When the city ignores your pleas for better pedestrian safety, some take matters into their own hands. The Crosswalk Collective does just that in LA with rogue, painted crosswalks coming to an intersection near you.

NYC could learn a thing or two from the Bay Area’s BART or Philly’s SEPTA in addressing homelessness on transit—which includes little to no law enforcement involved and increased social service solutions.

A new study looks into the racial bias of NYPD traffic enforcement and found that nearly 90% of arrests for driving without a license were of Black and Brown New Yorkers.


A lack of auto insurance in states like Colorado can leave US ridehail passengers involved in a crash still reeling from not only pain but also medical bills piling up.

Lyft and Uber drivers across the US’ largest metros are rallying for better pay and support as gas prices stay high and workers feel the pressure on their wallets.

Fancy an electrified Uber in London? Well, you can hail an emissions-free ride in the app throughout the entire city now that Uber Green has expanded.

Moving out west, this ridehail giant makes another move to integrate with local taxis. This time using Flywheel Technologies in the Bay Area, to (soon) call a yellow cab right from the Uber app.

Bikesharing & Micromobility

Chicago is upping its green infrastructure ante with 48 miles of planned walking and biking trails in the coming years. Need a bike to explore them? The city is giving away 5,000 bikes too!

Cargo e-trikes are the mode of the road for Germany’s postal service to become carbon neutral by 2050. Can the US measure up with its goals to roll out electric vehicles?

With the E-BIKE Act in legislative limbo in the US (thanks, Build Back Better), some states roll ahead with their own e-bike incentives to make electrified cycling affordable.

Ready for eQuads in your city? We hope so since UPS is testing 100 four-wheeled (bike lane friendly) e-bikes for delivery across European, US, and Asian metros.


After year-long ridership and autonomous operation growth, Arlington, Texas’ on-demand autonomous transit pilot is expanding. To learn more about the success, catch Principal Planner for the City of Arlington Ann Foss at the 2022 Summit!

Integrating fares and mapping across 27 agencies may soon quell the complicated dance that is Bay Area transit with new legislation that establishes a region-wide transit pass.

The recent attack against a CTA train operator brings into question why the rail is so easy to access. Streetsblog urges the city to install platform barriers before another tragedy strikes.

St. Louis is offering free, electric, on-demand shuttles in the downtown area for the next year as a pilot program with Labyrinth Smart Mobility. Chicago, are you taking notes?


Munich’s first solar bus is arriving soon thanks to Solo Motors and Munich Transport Company, MVP’s partnership.

Barcelona makes big transportation moves by ordering the largest purchase of EVs in its history, totaling 200 battery-powered electric and hydrogen fuel cell buses in its fleet by 2024.

Understanding things like pedestrian traffic patterns, event impacts on city operations, and automotive congestion patterns, all critical to building smart cities, is incredibly close to becoming a reality.

In a move to dispel scooters of the “public nuisance” effect when discarded on sidewalks, Tier has acquired Fantasmo, a computer vision-powered e-scooter parking startup.


Tightening tailpipe emissions is about to help our planet and wallets, says Secretary Pete Buttigieg. But to fight the climate crisis, shouldn’t we stop focusing on cars?

In some semi-good climate news: we have time to avoid the worst. But only if we act now and reduce emissions fast, the newest IPCC report has found.

… And knowing we must act now is what fuels activists’ anger toward performative environmental acts. Streetsblog’s newest Cycle of Rage column writes about New York City’s “Car-Free Earth Day.”

While on the other side of the country, Washington commits to long-term environmental goals, pledging to only sell EVs by 2030.

Project Funding Opportunities

RFP: Senior Mobility Program
City of Placentia
Placentia, CA
Deadline: April 21

RFP: Mobility on Demand Platform
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Rhode Island
Deadline: April 22

RFP: Equity Consultant – Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO)
Deadline: April 29

RFP: One-Call/One-Click Phase 1A
Central Puget Sound, WA
Deadline: May 2

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