The Shared-Use Mobility Center provides guidance to transportation leaders in regions across the US 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 leadership or support 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 [email protected].
Our current and past technical assistance work includes:
NEW: The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is providing technical assistance toward the successful implementation of 25 transit projects selected by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) program. The IMI grantees, which will be awarded approximately $20.3 million, will execute innovative mobility solutions in urban, suburban, and rural areas that focus on on-demand transportation, transit automation, and multimodal payment integration.
In a partnership with FTA, SUMC has been providing technical assistance to six transit agencies to convert innovative mobility pilot project ideas into implementable business plans. SUMC supported the selected agencies through stakeholder workshops in their communities, shared learning among peer practitioners and experts, and research and analysis. By facilitating clearer thinking about project goals, challenges, and resources, SUMC helped make the diverse set of MOD projects feasible and ready for implementation.
SUMC led the MOD Innovation and Knowledge Accelerator (IKA), which provided a structured community for transit agencies in the FTA MOD Sandbox program to exchange ideas, discuss challenges that emerged while implementing mobility pilot projects, and share solutions. Through hands-on workshops, peer-to-peer facilitation, research, and web-based learning resources, SUMC helped the pilots be successful and created a knowledge-sharing environment for the broader transit and shared mobility community around mobility innovation.
Launched on April 20th, 2018, SUMC served as lead technical partner for BlueLA, a first-of-its-kind pilot program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase mobility choices by adding approximately 300 electric and hybrid carsharing vehicles and 500 charging stations in disadvantaged communities in and around Central Los Angeles. SUMC provided in-depth technical assistance and project coordination services from initial conception to current construction activities as well as facilitated a local Steering Committee to help ensure that the project is relevant and accessible to residents from a wide range of backgrounds. A case study of the Blue LA pilot’s first phase, through Spring 2019, is available in the MOD Learning Center.
SUMC provided technical assistance to support the design and launch of the Green Raiteros program, a volunteer ridesharing service in the rural community of Huron, California. Led by Valley LEAP (Latino Environmental Advancement & Policy), Green Raiteros provides low-cost, social service rides in zero-emission electric vehicles to the community’s low-income farmworkers. SUMC prepared a Business Plan for Green Raiteros and provided extensive technical assistance around business plan implementation, EV charging infrastructure, marketing, and partnerships.
National Center for Mobility Management MOD Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Adults
SUMC is working with NCMM to more fully consider the needs of riders with disabilities and older adults in MOD and Shared-Use Mobility Services. The work under this project supports the identification and implementation of policies and practices related to shared-use mobility services, along with the considerations and needs for these riders.
Fresno Clean Shared Mobility Network
SUMC is helping lead 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.
SUMC is supporting electric vehicle charging provider EVgo’s EACH program by evaluating eight DC fast-charge hubs that support shared and electric mobility services in seven pollution-burdened, disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego, California.
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, 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.