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New pilots abound on SUMC’s Mobility Learning Center

Take a look at these brief overviews of three innovative mobility projects: universal basic mobility benefits in Oaklandfirst-/last-mile microtransit in Milwaukee, and medical autonomous vehicles outside of Phoenix.

Mobility Justice

Cities have sidelined disadvantaged communities for decades regarding sustainable development and equity—but who exactly is “disadvantaged”? Environmental justice advocates across New York chew over the definition.

Nonprofit news organization Voice of San Diego celebrates Transit Equity Day and Rosa Parks by reminding us of the effects of our (mostly) deficient public transit system that has perilous effects for both people and the planet.

You know what helps reverse the community segregation caused by urban highways? Public transportation investment. Streetsblog explores.

Dangerous roads in Portland led to 27 pedestrians killed by drivers in 2021—and 70% of them were experiencing homelessness. Will Vision Zero account for (the most) vulnerable people in our cities?


Justice for App Workers is a new coalition of nine local worker organizations in New York that took to the streets last week to demand better rights and benefits for gig economy workers. On the west coast, the new Washington Coalition for Independent Work, made up of Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash, and Uber, aim to curb regulatory pressure and minimum-wage mandates for gig work.

Look out for 100 white-and-green Chevy Bolts if you’re keen on taking an electrified car trip (sans the ownership) with the new Evie carsharing service in the Twin Cities—and all powered by renewable energy to boot!

The Bronzeville Mobility Pilot connects seniors around the Chicago neighborhood to public transit options and nearby amenities through a nifty electric ridehail service using Innova EV’s low-speed, two-seat vehicles.

Indonesian mobility platform Gojek is getting fancy by launching a new premium ridehailing service in Singapore starting next week that will bring luxury cars (with a higher price tag) to your doorstep.

Bikesharing & Micromobility

Micromobility tech is zeroing in on keeping riders and people on sidewalks out of harm’s way. Superpedestrian’s scooter safety system takes center stage in this Smart Cities Dive interview.

At 790,000 e-bikes imported in 2021, the US is ecstatic for two-wheel EVs—with expectations of passing 1 million annually.

Micromobility startup Veo will open its new HQ in Los Angeles this month and bring 200 new employees and metro expansion with it.

A Brooklyn council member attempted the “Schermerhorn Challenge” awareness campaign—traversing the whole Schermerhorn Street bike lane—to no avail. Unsurprisingly, parked cars and mounds blocked an easy ride.


FTA distributed the first round of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding to regional and local transit agencies this week. The $4.7 billion only carries through February 18, but a stopgap bill has already hit the floor.

Speaking of FTA funds, the CTA received $912.1 million in American Rescue Plan funds to support workers across the Chicago metro area.

The future of buses looks electric and automated! After a first-of-its-kind RFP from the Automated Bus Consortium for 70 full-sized buses, transit authorities are looking to add them to pilot programs.

Avid Metro riders may get capped fares with a new pilot starting this month that could become permanent if it proves popular. After 12 trips in one week, riders get an unlimited pass.


Operational technology systems that transit networks rely on are becoming more prone to cyberattacks, but Shift5 is working to give agencies the insight they need for better defense.

Cities are about to get even smarter after Jacobs acquired Streetlight Data, Inc. in a merger to grow digital solutions and focus on ESG.

After closing $4.3 million in seed funding, BasiGo is looking to set up an assembly plant and launch sales and delivery of electric buses to combat Kenya’s reliance on fossil-fuel buses.

Michigan is looking to electrify its streets, starting with a one-mile pilot, planned by Electreon, in 2023. And, it’s just one part of Ford’s walkable innovation hub in Detroit.


Uneven heat distribution causes disproportionate global warming effects, and this is already hurting more than ⅓ of U.S. folks feeling the heat from the gas guzzlers on our roads.

Washington organizers want lawmakers to commit to 9 key principles focused on pedestrian rights, and more than 270 organizations have signed on.

Roads should be designed for those at the highest risk of being struck by cars and other road dangers, people with disabilities, seniors, and children, in the first place.

The best way to keep people safe from road accidents is to put people on transit—even if the USDOT forgot about it in its new National Roadway Safety Strategy and focused on safer car incentives instead.

Project Funding Opportunities

RFP: Palm Tran Connection Paratransit Services
County of Palm Beach
Palm Beach County, Fl
Deadline: March 18

2022 AARP Community Challenge
Learn how to apply for a quick-action grant and make your community sustainable, equitable and accessible and all-around enjoyable for everyone. The deadline is March 22.

RFP: Paratransit Scheduling and Dispatch Software
Tri-Valley Transit
Northern Vermont
Deadline: March 24

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