Grassroots Shared Mobility Community-Partnered Project

The proposed research focuses on community engagement activities and analyses that assess unmet travel needs and identify possible shared mobility solutions in rural Kings County, which faces significant environmental and economic challenges. Community engagement will involve local community-based organizations (CBOs) and affordable housing organizations, including King County Housing Authority, UPHolding, and Self-Help Enterprises, the largest affordable housing developer in the San Joaquin Valley with a well-established community development arm. The research team will also work with a home-grown non-profit shared mobility provider in the San Joaquin Valley, Miocar, that will help the team identify shared mobility options and implementation costs. The proposed PSR project would support an in-depth assessment of needs and alternatives through (1) analysis of available reports and data, (2) participation in community engagement activities, (3) conducting resident interviews, focus groups, or surveys, and (4) drafting a final report documenting the process, needs, and recommendations. The outcome of this research will be a well-informed and detailed plan to expand accessibility that is fundable through existing local, state, and federal funding mechanisms.


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $150000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    METRANS Transportation Consortium

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Hong, Jennifer

    Bruner, Britain

  • Principal Investigators:

    Rodier, Caroline

    Nambisan, Shashi

  • Start Date: 20231001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20241231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01893870
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747109
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2023 2:00PM