Car-sharing services is expected to increase almost threefold from roughly 6m in 2017 to almost 18m by 2025, with the US expected to have 10m

The Telegraph, Business, October 2017 According to the research firm Frost & Sullivan, the number of members using car-sharing services is expected to increase almost threefold from roughly 6m in 2017 to almost 18m by 2025, with the US expected to have the lion’s share of these at 10m. Niranjan Thiyagarajan, senior consultant at Monitor Deloitte, said the rise of …

EV carsharing companies to watch, also research on Uber/Lyft affect on transit and auto use

Recent research on the risks of TNCs to transit, congestion, and GHG increase cited on NYTimes.com Researchers at the U.C. Davis Institute of Transportation Studies surveyed 2,000 people about their travel behavior in seven major metro areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and including people who live in their suburbs and those who don’t use these services. Results suggest that ride-hailing …

Zoomcar, Ford-backed Indian service where individuals list their cars on Zoomcar’s platform when not in use, expands to 20 countries

Ford-backed Indian self drive car rental service Zoomcar on Tuesday announced its plans to expand into twenty foreign markets, starting with Asia and then Africa, over the course of the next two years. The firm said it has been researching overseas markets and will replicate its marketplace model, where individuals list their cars on Zoomcar’s platform when not in use, to grow …

Greenlighting new mobility approaches goes much faster with permitting over RFP approach says SDOT

Faster than RFP process, permitting allows SDOT to be more nimble and adaptive to changing technologies. That’s one of the goals of SDOT’s New Mobility Playbook, an outline of the agency’s plans to incorporate innovative technology into Seattle’s transportation network.  The Playbook details how SDOT will respond to new technologies, like autonomous vehicles, sensors on traffic lights, transportation networks and ridesharing, …

Shared mobility goals and progress, SUMC, Car2Go, and after a rocky start, BlueIndy is making peace and winning over customers

James Briggs, james.briggs@indystar.comPublished 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 8, 2017 | Updated 9:39 p.m. ET Aug. 8, 2017 A new car sharing program, similar in idea to the recently launched Pacers Bikeshare, is getting its U.S. premiere in Indianapolis, Monday, May 19, 2014. The plan is to have 125 cars at 25 stations.Robert Scheer/The Star Buy Photo (Photo: Jenna Watson/IndyStar)  57CONNECTTWEET 26LINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Tony …

Advice in creating successful partnerships (P3s) for shared mobility. Also LA Shared Mobility Implementation

Last year, SUMC conducted a study for the Transportation Research Board that found the more people use shared modes, the more likely they are to use public transit, own fewer cars and spend less on transportation overall. P3s can help cities create varied, rich transportation ecosystems that support car-free and car-lite living and the “super-sharer” lifestyle. While the benefits of P3s are …

New strategies for transportation: Data as a Service, Mobility/Transportation as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service – (Model) Strategy for the Transition at Transportation Agencies

New digital technology offers new opportunities for smart and emission-free mobility that saves energy, emissions, space, time and money. Creating more efficient flow of people and goods emission-free in city and what business models and policy tools we need for large-scale deployment of intelligent mobility? A number of DOTs are now repositioning themselves as a platform for mobility innovation that supports …

This summer LA DOT launched carsharing for low income community

Shared Use Mobility Center, June 2017 In June Los Angeles officials cut the ribbon on a 5-car demonstration site as part of the kick-off for “BlueLA,” a first-of-its-kind pilot program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by introducing electric carsharing fleets into disadvantaged communities.  BlueLA – which will scale to 100 electric vehicles (EVs) and 200 charge points at 40 …