October 10, 2018 – One of the most popular terms in the autonomous vehicle world is the belief—or goal—that vehicles in the future will be “autonomous, electric and shared.” However, what has been virtually ignored is that one of these three elements—the shared part—is not like the others.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Shared-use mobility
July 26, 2018 – Earlier this month, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released preliminary guidelines for cities as they prepare to accommodate “shared active transportation companies” – including dockless bike- and scooter-sharing companies – on local streets.
April 27, 2018 – Dockless bicycles and scooters have arrived. Since late 2017, several private companies have launched systems in dozens of U.S. cities such as Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Diego, and Dallas, prompting discussions nationwide on how to regulate these mobility devices.
Even without a financial commitment, localities offering their valuable public space for operations are investing in dockless bikeshare companies. As a savvy investor, local governments and agencies must ensure they see measurable returns that advance transportation goals.
March 15, 2018 – The Shared Use Mobility Summit kicked off on March 12 with day-and-a-half workshops on shared autonomous vehicles (AVs) and on the FTA-funded Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox project.
Creating Mobility-as-a-Service (Maas) ecosystems will result in better information and better connectivity – helping cities and organizations face increasing urbanization and demographic shifts while also providing safe, efficient, and functioning transportation that customers expect.
January 18, 2017 – TNCs do not have a home on our streets, and freight vehicles do not have enough commercial loading zones and parking places to accommodate booming ecommerce. Enter Shared Use Mobility Zones (SUM Zones), a flexible curb management tool that can help cities reduce congestion, meet their mobility goals, adapt to emerging technologies, and even increase their revenue.
May 5, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued two new funding notices for surface transportation grant programs – $25 million for rail safety grants and $8 million for a new mobility-on-demand “sandbox” program at FTA.
March 17, 2016 – The American Public Transit Association (APTA) and the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) held a briefing on Tuesday in conjunction with the release of a new research analysis studying the role of shared-use modes, their relationship to public transit networks, and their potential challenges and opportunities. This study draws from a larger forthcoming research project by SUMC for the Transit Cooperative Research Program.
Technology has been rapidly changing society, the economy, and the way people live, work, and interact with each other. Driven in part by smartphones, a substantial increase in inexpensive computing power, and “the Internet of things,” technologies are fundamentally changing access to information and services.