mobility as a service

Poor Returns for L.A.'s Transit on Demand Pilot

Similar to microtransit on demand programs in other cities, Los Angeles' ongoing experiment is proving to be very expensive (for the public) for the benefit of very few riders.

October 11, 2019 - Streetsblog LA

Personal Mobility

The State of Mobility as a Service Platforms

With so many new mobility options available in cities, mobility as a service (MaaS) platforms have a lot of work to do for a lot of people. Development is still catching up to the scope of the endeavor.

July 6, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

L.A. Metro Jumps Into the Ridesharing Business

The Los Angeles County metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the launch of a one-year pilot program for on demand ridesharing, otherwise known as microtransit.

January 29, 2019 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Scooter Share

Scooter War Now a Scooter Competition

Three scooter companies, Lime, Bird and Spin, removed their scooters from the sidewalks of San Francisco earlier this month and applied, with nine other companies, for five permits to operate up to 2,500 scooters in a tightly regulated pilot program.

June 25, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

Electric Scooters

Scooter Mania in San Francisco

Entitled tech bros! Disrupted sidewalks! Mass impound sweeps! Social media convulsions!

April 17, 2018 - TechCrunch

Autonomous Vehicle

One Big Reason Driverless Cars Won't Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled

It's all about the business model.

April 15, 2018 - Vox

Hailing a cab

Setting Expectations for Mobility as a Service

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the effect transportation network companies like Uber will have on mobility. Are we asking the right ones?

January 23, 2017 - Steven Polzin

Auto Companies Prepare for Decline of Car Ownership

It's no longer just transit agencies that are trying to meet the first mile-last mile challenge—auto companies have also jumped in by offering "mobility services." And it's more profitable than selling cars!

December 27, 2016 - The New York Times

Houston

All I Want for Christmas Is a Transportation Infrastructure Plan That Helps

If the country is about to embark on a new era of infrastructure investment, care will be necessary to ensure long-term benefits for mobility.

December 7, 2016 - Steven Polzin

Los Angeles STreet

How Los Angeles Redefined Mobility as a Service

Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds discusses her vision for urban mobility and the growing role of city leadership.

November 2, 2016 - The Planning Report

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