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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Shared vehicles

Shared Scooters Can Be Good for the Environment… If You Remove the Automobile

August 15, 2019 – Since the recent introduction of scooters, some cities have piloted or allowed them on all streets as a potential means to reduce vehicle miles traveled. But similar to their ride-hailing peers, it has been difficult for cities to assess whether these devices are, in fact, replacing vehicle trips or siphoning away walkers and cyclists.

Spotlight on Measure M

This week, Eno released an important new paper from UCLA’s Michael Manville about one of the most significant transportation ballot measures in recent years. Los Angeles County voters approved Measure M in November 2016.

Guest Op-Ed: Sharing is Hard

March 29, 2019 – The practice of ridehailing and carpooling, be it a taxi, Uber, or slugging, includes sharing a vehicle that is not your own, and sometimes sharing that asset and space with multiple other people who also do not own that vehicle. In order to maximize road and vehicle capacity, the transportation industry must identify ways to mitigate our natural aversion to sharing to maximize efficiency.

Insights from the National Shared Mobility Summit

March 8, 2019 – This week, professionals in transit, micromobility, carsharing, and ride-hailing gathered together in Chicago for the Fifth Annual Shared Mobility Summit hosted by the Shared Use Mobility Center (SUMC). Preceding the Summit, SUMC (in conjunction with the Federal Transit Administration) hosted a daylong workshop on the newly funded Mobility on Demand (MOD) On-Ramp Program.

Op-Ed: How Los Angeles is Adapting Urban Mobility for our Digital Age

Given its position as the largest, densest metropolitan region in the US, the City of Los Angeles stands to reap the most benefits or possibly suffer the greatest negative effects of the arrival of disruptive transportation technologies and new business models that rest on the acceleration of shared mobility, machine learning, clean energy, and big data. Urban Mobility in a Digital Age established LADOT’s vision for mobility in Los Angeles, anchored on the foundation of actively managed electric, shared, autonomous mobility that tackles congestion, enables economic mobility, enables equitable outcomes, and saves lives.

Shared Use Mobility Summit 2018

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.

Bringing MPOs Into the FAST Era

February 2, 2018 – The policy and practice under which metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) operate has not kept up with shifts in federal policy. It is time to update the role MPOs play.

Op-Ed: Mobility-as-a-Service: Coming to a City Near You Soon…

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.

Ahead of the Curb: The Case for Shared Use Mobility (SUM) Zones

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.

Movin’On: Reimagining Mobility in Montreal

June 23, 2017 – But in an era of disruptive newcomers and tech-driven innovation, the Movin’On conference was a prime example of how established players in transportation are working to adapt to shifting consumer preferences.

Let’s Be Real About Transportation and Technology

While it is fun and sometimes productive to imagine potential scenarios, speculation about an unknown future dominate the conversations, and are crowding out discussion of some of the valuable things that these technologies can accomplish in the short term.

Rethinking the Swamp: Capital Convergence 2017

Washington, DC’s image has taken a hit, but the region is doing as much—if not more—than any other region in the country when it comes to innovative transportation technologies, practices, and policies.

A Transportation Revolution Can’t Run on Autopilot

During the first decade of the Information Age, transportation was something of a backwater for innovation. But over the last several years, excitement around autonomous vehicles and ridesharing – the so-called new mobility – and the ways that these technologies could dramatically alter the cities we know today became a very hot topic.

Capital Convergence: Innovation in Washington

The proliferation of mobile technology and the rapid acceleration of computer processing power have driven a renaissance of innovation across fields that have long remained static. This has led tech firms to set their sights on “moonshot” projects that propose grandiose solutions to our most pressing problems.

New Shared-Use Transpo Study Produces More Questions Than Answers

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.

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