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 …

Egypt adds bikelanes and launches bike-sharing

Egypt Independent,  25 July 2017 In an attempt to encourage cycling culture in Egypt, Cairo’s Governor Atef Abdel Hamid signed this week a protocol with the UN Human Settlement Programme to dedicate bicycle lanes and routes all over Cairo’s heavily packed streets, in order to introduce the very first bike-sharing service in Egypt. As part of Egypt’s plan to develop …

Microtransit: Lyft Shuttle is a bus

By Alison Griswold, On Quartz, 13 July 2017 Lyft explains why Shuttle, its most bus-like service, is not, in fact, a bus Welcome to microtransit. (AP Images/Josh Edelson) The new service Lyft is testing in Chicago and San Francisco is unlike anything the company has tried before. It can still be hailed on-demand at the touch of a button and it groups …