SUMC provides guidance to transportation leaders in regions across the US, providing expertise on a variety of project tasks, such as crafting and releasing requests for proposals, managing vendor negotiations, selecting vehicle locations, creating pricing structures, incorporating guidance from community-based organizations, and building stakeholder and community support.

If you are interested in hiring us to provide technical assistance for a pilot project or public-private partnership in your city, town or region, please contact our Director of Research and Consulting, Colin Murphy, at

Our current and past projects include:

FTA Mobility on Demand Innovation & Knowledge Accelerator

SUMC is leading the Federal Transit Administration’s Mobility on Demand (MOD) Innovation and Knowledge Accelerator (IKA) project, which provides a structured community where participants in MOD Sandbox pilots can exchange ideas, discuss lessons learned and offer mutual support. SUMC’s work includes facilitating a project stakeholder forum, providing targeted technical assistance to project stakeholders and developing resources for use by the wider MOD field. More information is available here.

FTA Mobility on Demand On-Ramp

The Mobility on Demand On-Ramp, part of a partnership with FTA, provides an opportunity for transit agencies with promising MOD concepts to receive expert assistance to build those concepts into workable projects. The six participating agencies will engage in a comprehensive, year-long process that will assist with project development through supported engagement, peer mentoring, research, and other activities. For more information on the public transportation agencies selected for the On-Ramp program, view our press release and  check out our MOD On-Ramp page.

Los Angeles: Low-Income Electric Carsharing Pilot

Los Angeles officials have launched the first seven of 40 electric vehicle carsharing stations on April 20th, 2018 as part of BlueLA, a first-of-its-kind pilot program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase mobility choices by siting electric carsharing fleets in low income communities. For more information, read SUMC’s news release.

Fresno County, California: Green Raiteros Pilot Project

SUMC is offering technical assistance to support the design and launch of the Green Raiteros program, which will provide shared, zero-emission electric vehicles, a centralized dispatch system, and other support to bolster informal transportation networks in the rural community of Huron, California. The program is supported by $519,000 in funding from the California Public Utilities Commission. More information is available here.

National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) MOD Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Adults

The Shared-Use Mobility Center is working with the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) to more fully consider the needs of riders with disabilities and older adults in Mobility-on-Demand (MOD) and Shared-Use Mobility Services.  The work under this project will support the identification and implementation of policies and practices related to shared-use mobility services, along with the considerations and needs for these riders. SUMC is writing a series of memos for this project, focusing on ADA policies, stakeholder engagement, and examples from existing MOD programs of best practices for advancing equitable services for people with disabilities and older adults.

Fresno Clean Shared Mobility Network (FresMo)

SUMC led the development of a $10 million public-private partnership to deploy electric vehicle (EV) carsharing, ridesharing, bikesharing, and vanpooling services in the disadvantaged communities of downtown and Southwest Fresno, to be funded by the State Strategic Growth Council through its Transformative Climate Communities program. SUMC convened and negotiated partnerships between the City, community-based organizations, and private sector operators.  SUMC will provide technical assistance around partnerships, site selection, EV charging infrastructure development, marketing and operations beginning in Fall 2018 and throughout the three-year project.

EVgo Equal Access Charging Hubs (EACH) Project

SUMC is partnered with EV charging network EVgo, which is installing electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) designed to prioritize charging demand from shared-mobility services such as carsharing, vanpooling, and transportation network companies. Up to eight EACH hubs will be installed in disadvantaged communities across California, with each location consisting of eight to ten Level 3 DC Fast Charge ports. SUMC is providing technical assistance around partnerships, site selection and design, stakeholder engagement, and program evaluation. The project kicked off in spring of 2018 and hubs will be constructed by the end of 2019 for shared mobility uses.

Chicago Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Pilot

SUMC managed a two-year pilot project to explore peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing in the Chicago metropolitan area. In P2P carsharing, owners rent their vehicles to other people for an hourly rate. The pilot explored the impact of P2P in three specific community types: low-density neighborhoods, low and moderate-income neighborhoods, and closed-network communities.

This pilot was a partnership between SUMC, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and Getaround. Launched and overseen by SUMC’s executive director, the project was was funded through a Federal Highway Administration grant administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Transportation, with additional funding support from CNT. For more details, click here.