Legal Issues of Transit and Intermodal Transportation Programs. Topic 21-02. Legal Issues in Transit Agencies Providing/Subsidizing Innovative Micromobility Projects

The objective of this research is to determine effective practices for transit agency support and use of micromobility modes to provide and support public transit. What legal issues and legal guidance should transit agencies and government sponsors consider in order to implement these micromobility modes effectively, equitably, and safely, in compliance with applicable laws? Micromobility devices include bicycles, electric bicycles, electric scooters (including adaptive scooters and electric skateboards). Such devices may be shared through rental apps or docks. Microtransit providers may expect passengers to make their way to and from common pick-up or drop-off points, or may allow passengers to find and leave devices at public areas. For purposes of this study, micromobility does not include freight transport.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $75000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-05, Topic 21-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

    New York, New York  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Russo, Pasqualino

  • Start Date: 20220810
  • Expected Completion Date: 20231101
  • Actual Completion Date: 20231101

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01917518
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-05, Topic 21-02
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 2 2024 5:41PM