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Nebraska State-Wide Vanpool Subsidy Program

Go NEWhere Vanpools is a vanpool subsidy program available across Nebraska. Through this program, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) provides a subsidy of up to $400 per month to groups who rent vans from Enterprise for carpooling to and ...

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Pocahontas, Iowa Sees Opportunity for Small Town Bikeshare

In 2018, the small Iowa town of Pocahontas launched a bikeshare program with Koloni, Inc., a company local to the community. Unlike many bikeshare programs in larger cities, the city of Pocahontas manages its own bike fleet, handling all balancing and ...

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Pop-Up Mobility Paths & Open Streets due to COVID-19 Crisis

The crisis caused by the novel COVID-19 virus in the spring of 2020 has been wreaking havoc on traditional transportation patterns. Beginning in March, public transit ridership and TNC use dropped precipitously in cities around the globe, and there has ...

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Public Transit during COVID-19 and the Road to Recovery

As part of SUMC’s on-going efforts to chronicle and assess how cities and transportation sectors are impacted by the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, this case study explores how public transit agencies in particular have addressed the unique challenges ...

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RideKC Freedom On-Demand Pilot: Leveraging Existing Contracts for On-demand Paratransit

This analysis is designed to complement SUMC's webinar on Shared Mobility for People with Disabilities -- Challenges and Opportunities for Paratransit The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and Transdev have partnered to create ...

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RTC Paratransit Partnership with Lyft

Technology-enabled mobility services offer opportunities for transit agencies to improve mobility for persons with disabilities and reduce costs of associated trips. Traditionally, transit agencies have provided mobility for persons with disabilities ...

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Seattle Bikeshare Program & Permit Process

In cities across the country, free-floating, or dockless bikesharing, is making bicycling more accessible and convenient. Whether for a commute, as recreation or to run a spontaneous errand, shared bikes allow people a dynamic new way to access healthy ...

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Shared Mobility Benefits Calculator Method

The Shared Mobility Benefits Calculator is a tool for cities to estimate the emissions benefits from deploying various modes of shared mobility. Using these estimates, policymakers can envision and set goals towards reducing congestion, household transportation ...

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Status Update, April 23: COVID-19 Crisis Impact on Transit & Shared Mobility

This is the second installment of SUMC’s ongoing effort to explore how cities and transportation sectors are impacted by the novel COVID-19 coronavirus. The first status update, published April 8th, 2020, highlighted some of the ways public agencies ...