Transportation Innovators: Next-Gen Solutions Implemented Today

What You'll Learn

  • Understand use cases, planning assumptions, business and service models, and feasibility and implementation strategies for on-demand ride sharing and AV shuttle services.
  • Explore ways of integrating innovative mobility options through city and regional transportation, fiscal, and land use planning, while engaging the community in setting goals and metrics for success.
  • Learn ways to access, assess, and adapt model procurement, funding, planning, and public private partnership tools for mobility on-demand, AV shuttles, and more.

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Arlington, Texas, is addressing mobility needs by targeting strategic transportation innovations, including on-demand ride-share and autonomous vehicles. In 2017, Arlington started a city-subsidized ride-share service in partnership with Via. For only $3 per ride, passengers select pickup and dropoff locations at the time of their choosing, allowing cost-effective and personalized travel. This service is one of the first to receive Federal Transportation Administration funds and is the first partnership of its kind in the world.

Arlington was the first U.S. municipal government to offer autonomous shuttle rides to the public, with continuous service since August 2017. The wheelchair-accessible EasyMile shuttles are free to ride and connect passengers from remote parking areas to entertainment destinations. The city also sought a vendor to provide on-street, mixed traffic AV service beginning fall 2018.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is accelerating AV readiness through planning and projects, and their AV planning guide is described in detail. Mobilitye3 — a leading team helping communities create their AV future — researches, designs, plans, and deploys projects around shared, electric, autonomous, and on-demand mobility solutions nationwide.

Learn how transportation innovations can enhance mobility, quality of life, safety, and economic competitiveness.