The City of Saint Paul, using $4 Million in Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding, has launched a partnership with HOURCAR and Xcel Energy (the latter provided matching funds) to operate a shared fleet of battery electric vehicles (BEV) and a network of mobility hubs. The Twin Cities have set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 100 percent by the year 2050 as part of their winning proposal for the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. The move towards mode shift was influenced by SUMC’s Twin Cities Shared-Mobility Action Plan.
The HOURCAR release claims that “most points” within the 35 square mile service area will be within the 0.3 miles, or about a five minute walk, of a mobility hub. The budget and details of the program are more explicitly sketched out in the documents attached below. The
Updated May 2019