Smart mobility involves deploying new technology to move people and goods through our city in faster, safer, cleaner, more affordable and more equitable ways.

Austin Transportation seeks to foster creative, mutually beneficial partnerships to carry out real-world testing of smart mobility technology, such as shared, autonomous, connected and electric vehicles.

See below for calls for partnerships, resources for potential public-private partnerships, and current initiatives.
 

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Propose a project or partnership opportunity

Private sector organizations wishing to propose smart mobility projects not listed as calls for partnerhips above should submit a Public-Private Partnership Opportunity Expression of Interest Form. Questions regarding this form can be directed to Kirk Scanlon.
 

Current initiatives and plans

Smart Mobility Roadmap

The City of Austin and Capital Metro have teamed up to create a Smart Mobility Roadmap that lays out a proactive and deliberate approach to new mobility capabilities that will ensure a future that is equitable, affordable, prosperous and data-driven. Learn more and read the Roadmap.
 

Switmile Electric Scooter Parking and Charging Station Pilot Program

The Smart Mobility Office and Swiftmile, Inc. have launched a six-month no cost pilot project to test the usability of the company’s universal scooter parking and charging stations. This pilot will observe how effectively the stations can be used to influence user behavior in managing sidewalk organization, increase accessibility, and improve access to fully charged scooters.

Over the six-month project, beginning in late June, any scooter will be able to park and eventually charge at the following Swiftmile stations for free:

  • Electric Drive
  • 609 Davis St.
  • 1100 E. 5th St.
  • 2104 Guadalupe St.
  • 601 Congress Ave.
  • 401 Congress Ave.
  • 500 W. 2nd St.
  • 302 E. Cesar Chavez
  • 114 Barton Springs Rd.
  • 1412 S. Congress Ave.

These stations will be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. Currently, the stations allow any scooter user to park their device at the station. Later in the pilot project, the stations will provide the ability to charge scooters while they are parked. During this project, city staff and Swiftmile employees will conduct surveys to collect feedback and understand user behavior related to the stations. The outcome of this pilot project—like other Smart Mobility pilot projects—will help inform programs and policy around mobility and scooters in the future.

Contact

If you have additional questions about the City of Austin’s smart mobility initiatives, please contact SmartMobilityOffice@AustinTexas.gov with the Austin Transportation Department.