Uber has partnered with the city of Cincinnati to launch its “Cincinnati Mobility Lab,” a move aimed at expanding its shared mobility initiatives and using data to make transport in cities more efficient.
“This partnership is vital to future of transit in our City,” said Cincinnati mayor John Cranley. “Using this technology will enable us to explore innovative options for integrating various modes of transit so we can truly understand and address gaps in service, improve ease of use, get people to jobs and truly connect the entire City.”
- expanding Uber’s data sharing platform – Uber Movement – in Cincinnati. Uber will be working with the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization and a local partner, on some new ways that data can be put to use for research and analysis;
- creating an employer forum with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber to help shape the future of commuting;
- hosting the Cincinnati Mobility Summit to discuss how cities can manage transportation mobility in a way that overcomes the traditional boundaries between transport modes;
- bringing Uber’s national partnership with Meals on Wheels to Cincinnati by helping to recruit volunteers;
- launching a transit study with local transit agencies the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) to assist them in their efforts of developing a strategy for the future of their service; and,
- exploring the “curb of the future” by using data to improve urban movement and to help balance the needs and safety of all users, prioritizing mobility of public transportation service while addressing the growing demand for curb space at key sites along downtown corridors.
“We are excited to forge a new relationship with cities, starting with the Cincinnati Mobility Lab. Acting in partnership with others, we believe shared mobility can build a better transportation system for all,” said Andrew Salzberg, head of Transportation Policy and Research for Uber.