The latest on transportation funding from the 2021 infrastructure bill

Aug 31, 2021 4:55:30 PM / by Becca Homa posted in Cities, Revenue

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In May, we wrote about progress on the proposed American Jobs Plan that includes significant funding for transportation infrastructure. 

Now the bill, with the official title "Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act," has been repackaged as an economic plan and budget blueprint that covers social and physical infrastructure. It is getting closer to approval with the ambitious goal of passage by the end of September. Its size is astounding both on paper and in dollar value.

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From data dumps to MDS feeds, the evolution of carshare data

Jul 29, 2021 11:40:45 AM / by Corrine Murray posted in MDS, Cities

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Carsharing is a unique mobility option that provides the flexibility of a car without needing to actually own one. Individuals using carshare are able to save money on maintenance, gas, and insurance, and worry less about parking. For cities, the benefits of carshare are even greater. Every carshare vehicle takes 13 personally owned cars off the road and encourages more people to use alternative modes of transportation. This in turn helps combat climate change, puts less stress on a city’s roads, and complements the local transportation systems.


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Ride Report hits the $1M milestone for micromobility fees tracked

Jun 7, 2021 11:53:54 AM / by Brian Ellin posted in Cities, Revenue

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Our mission at Ride Report is to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable and efficient transportation system, and city revenue generated from new mobility will be a critical part of that transition. When managed effectively, this revenue can be utilized to fund new infrastructure and pay for programs that increase mode-shift and deliver positive city outcomes.

Today, we’re excited to share that Ride Report has tracked over $1.2 million dollars in dynamic shared mobility usage revenue across our city customers worldwide. In addition to tracking city revenue, we also have tools to help cities invoice the operators for micromobility fees.

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Federal transportation infrastructure funds are coming

May 26, 2021 2:38:24 PM / by Michael Schwartz posted in Cities, Revenue

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I started my transportation career in the fall of 2008, as the economy was unravelling at the start of what would become the Great Recession. Obama was elected within a couple of months and in early 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a $787B stimulus package that included significant funding ($48B) for transportation infrastructure. As with many packages of this nature, the focus was on projects that were “shovel-ready” and could spend the federal funds quickly on tangible projects.

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Stick the scooter landing: Turning haters into advocates

Apr 15, 2021 2:40:16 PM / by Corrine Murray posted in Cities

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Since the first Bird e-scooters hit the streets in Santa Monica in the fall of 2017, e-scooters and other forms of micromobility have thrived and cities have encountered lots of attention, both positive and negative, that comes with them. Ranging from complaints about sidewalk clutter to anecdotes about injuries for both scooter riders and other sidewalk users, there are plenty of points of contention for the media and individual residents to focus on. At Ride Report, we know that this type of attention is not welcome and oftentimes not representative of the larger program, so we recommend several strategies to manage and address negative public perception.

 

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DRCOG: A new model for regional micromobility data collaboration

Mar 18, 2021 12:23:51 PM / by Meghan Prichard posted in Cities, Customer spotlight

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When the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and its members met in early 2019, they shared a common goal: to manage emerging micromobility programs in a coordinated and consistent manner throughout the region. When it came to shared micromobility data, rather than developing independent resources and tools for each agency, they sought a different solution — a coordinated and shared micromobility data management approach.

DRCOG has been using Ride Report for the last year to share information across jurisdictions and agencies, while better understanding shared micromobility in the region. We spoke with Transportation Technology Strategist, Emily Lindsey, at DRCOG to learn more about how these combined efforts are panning out.

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Get ready for the micromobility boom of 2021

Mar 8, 2021 2:04:02 PM / by Corrine Murray posted in Cities

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Spring of 2021 is quickly approaching (for the northern hemisphere) and brings with it more change than most years. With COVID-19 vaccines rolling out at a steady pace, a new White House Administration, and summer quickly approaching, the micromobility industry is poised to experience a boom in activity.

What does that mean for cities, residents, and visitors? Read on to find out.

 

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What to consider in your next micromobility RFP

Feb 10, 2021 2:53:03 PM / by Corrine Murray posted in Cities

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Cities around the world are embracing micromobility as a sustainable and fun form of transportation. As e-scooter and bike-share programs emerge, many cities turn to official procurements to ensure they are able to work with the operators and third party providers that fit their unique needs. Writing a formal RFP can be time consuming, but a well-planned RFP will save you time and energy in the long run.

At Ride Report, we’ve helped many cities get their micromobility programs up and running successfully. Whether you’re new to micromobility or are looking for third party services to enhance your already existing program, here are some considerations when working on your next RFP.

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Shared e-scooters help Edmontonians travel safely during COVID-19

Dec 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Madeline Kernan posted in Cities

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Today, Ride Report, in collaboration with Lime and Bird Canada, released our exciting report showing high e-scooter usage in Edmonton, including frequent travel to downtown and business improvement districts and replacement of car travel.

From June 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020, more than 600,000 trips were taken on shared e-scooters. 

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