Seattle, WA tackles last-mile vehicle emissions in Uptown with Neighborhood Delivery Hub
Uptown residents order takeout from their favorite restaurants through the Neighborhood Kitchen rather than food delivery services. A parcel locker for major carriers provides secure storage without vehicle idling on residential streets. E-cargo bikes guided by delivery routing software complete the remainder of deliveries without emissions. Seattle and the University of Washington's Urban Freight Lab will track traffic data using the lab's Mobile Unit for Sensing Traffic.
Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ conducts Ponto Cego campaign for reduced public transit accidents
City officials approved a 90-day campaign for bus drivers to apply the Ponto Cego - or Blind Spot - sticker to their vehicles. Nearby motorists and pedestrians are reminded that drivers cannot see them when they are aligned with the bright yellow labels. The Ponto Cego initiative encourages visibility near buses especially on roundabouts and heavily traveled streets. Broad application of the stickers also makes bus drivers more mindful of surrounding traffic.
Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ
Montgomery County, MD is transitioning to an entirely electric school bus fleet with a subscription
The Montgomery County Public Schools district is transitioning to an entirely electric school bus fleet. The district partnered with Highland Electric Transportation an electric school bus fleet subscription service to provide an electric fleet at the same cost the district pays to purchase and operate its fleet of diesel buses. The county will receive its first 25 buses this year, then 61 next year, and 120 each year after that until all 1,400 school buses are replaced.
Montgomery County, MD
Jacksonville, FL Ultimate Urban Circulator Program converts Skyway monorail to electric AV shuttles
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is planning to launch the Ultimate Urban Circulator Program (U2C) a $44 million autonomous vehicle overhaul of the city's Skyway monorail. The JTA is in the process of procuring 12 to 15 small, electric autonomous shuttles to be used as transit vehicles along the Bay Street Innovation Corridor. The JTA plans to launch the first phase of AV shuttles into its transit services by 2023.
Spruce Grove, AB complements fixed-route public transportation with on-demand transit offering
Spruce Grove residents request rides through the Pick-Up On-Demand app Monday through Friday. On-demand shuttles use virtual and existing stops for connections with traditional bus routes. Commuters can book rides up to one week ahead of time and each one-way ride costs $3. The service offers 10-minute windows for pickups and an automated system optimizes shuttle routes.
Spruce Grove, AB
Leduc, AB adds flexibility to public transportation system with On-Demand Transit program
Leduc Transit replaced four fixed routes with an on-demand services that addresses service gaps throughout the city. Residents request pickups and drop-offs at virtual stops via app or phone call. An automated dispatch system sends transit vehicles on the most efficient routes based on requested rides. City officials spent $20,000 CAD in one-time costs for the program while keeping fares the same as fixed-route buses during its first year.
León, GJ is misting public buses with nebulized sanitizer to prevent the spread of COVID-19
The Municipality of León has implemented a new COVID-19 prevention measure for its public transportation service. The municipality's mobility staff will mist the buses with nebulized sanitizing liquid at transfer stations throughout the day. The municipality purchased 20 misting machines and 72 gallons of sanitizing liquid for approximately 80 thousand pesos.
Bastrop, TX City Council is considering a new micro-mobility ordinance for electric vehicles
The Bastrop City Council voted unanimously to consider a new ordinance which would regulate electric bicycle, GPS-equipped bicycle and motor-assisted scooter services. The regulations would require riders of these vehicles be at least 16 years old, yield to pedestrians, and obey traffic laws. The ordinance would encourage the use of helmets but not explicitly require them. The ordinance would prohibit passengers on the vehicles and limit use to zones with speed limits of 35 mph or less.
Los Angeles, CA is developing a free transit program for students and low-income riders
The Los Angeles Metro Board voted unanimously to develop a free transit program for students and low-income riders. The 23-month pilot project would completely eliminate fares for K-12 students, college students, and riders earning less than $35,000 a year.
Los Angeles, CA
Waterloo, IA City Council amended traffic ordinances to pave the way for Bird's e-scooters
The Waterloo City Council amended several vehicle and traffic ordinances in order to allow residents to rent electric scooters from the Bird company's fleet. The ordinances established rules for licensing shared mobility device operators including fees, insurance requirements, and customer service standards. The Council added e-scooters to the city's existing bicycle ordinance and determined specific zones where shared mobility devices can be operated.
Cambridge City Council, GB explores the future of public transit with autonomous vehicle pilot
Aurrigo worked with city-backed Greater Cambridge Partnership on a pilot that evaluates real-world transit conditions. An Aurrigo AUTO-POD mapped a two-mile route between the Madingley Road Park and Ride and the University of Cambridge. Three AUTO-SHUTTLES will run on this route with minimal assistance from an onboard operator. Each 10-seat shuttle is powered by electricity and travels up to 120 miles per charge with a top speed of 20 miles per hour.
Cambridge City Council, GB
Great Yarmouth Borough Council, GB introduces e-scooter pilot as part of reopening from lockdown
Residents of Bradwell, Great Yarmouth, and Gorleston aged 16 years and older access 35 Ginger e-scooters during the trial. Ginger requires users to take selfies with their driver licenses before their first rides. Scooters travel up to 12 miles per hour on bike trails and roads with low-speed programming through Market Place. The pilot connects seafront destinations, two industrial estates, two hospitals, and residential areas for £2 per 20 minutes of use.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council, GB