Emerging Mobility Pilot Strategy

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The Transportation Authority's Emerging Mobility Evaluation Report recommends engaging in public-private partnerships with emerging mobility companies to better align new mobility services with San Francisco's goals.

Public-private partnerships with emerging mobility companies may result in new opportunities to improve San Francisco's transportation network. In addition, new data from these partnerships may help us better understand how these services are impacting our transportation network.

The Transportation Authority is developing a process for identifying and prioritizing public-private partnerships with emerging mobility companies to ensure a transparent and worthwhile process.

The Emerging Mobility Pilot Project Framework will:

  • Identify and inventory potential pilot opportunities in San Francisco
  • Identify potential best practices to public-private partnerships
  • Identify mechanisms and processes for screening and prioritizing existing and future pilots

The Pilot Strategy supports the Transportation Authority's continued work in emerging mobility, the SFMTA's Emerging Mobility Strategy, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' initiative to proactively regulate the emerging mobility sector.

Project Phases Of Work And Objectives

Ongoing Collaboration

Goal: gather feedback and engage community stakeholders in meaningful dialogue about how emerging mobility services can fill gaps.

Status: Ongoing

Needs Assessment

Goal: Engage community stakeholders to document existing mobility and access gaps; inventory market opportunities for pilot projects.

As part of this needs assessment, the Transportation Authority will coordinate with long range transportation planning projects such as Connect SF and MTC Horizon.

Status: In Progress

Pilot Project Identification and Concept Scoping

Goal: Document existing pilot projects identified in local and regional transportation plans; identify additional pilot opportunities, along with potential locations and project partners.

Status: In Progress

Pilot Precedent Study

Goal: Document barriers or challenges to pilot/public-private-partnerships and identify best practices to pilot project implementation.

Status: In Progress

Pilot Solicitation, Screening and Prioritization Tool

Goal: Develop a transparent pilot solicitation process and pilot screening and prioritization strategy.

Status: In Progress


Warren Logan, Senior Planner, emerging-mobility@sfcta.org