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. If you have additional questions about this process please email SmartMobilityOffice@AustinTexas.gov.

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.
 

Swiftmile 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.

Currently in Phase II of the six-month project, the pilot will remain active through January 2021. During this project, any scooter can park and charge at the following Swiftmile stations for free:

  • 900 Electric Dr.
  • 90 Rainey St.
  • 1100 E. 5th St.
  • 2104 Guadalupe St.
  • 400 W. 24th St.
  • 100 Congress Ave.
  • 401 Congress Ave.
  • 500 W. 2nd St.
  • 424 S. Lamar Blvd.
  • 1412 S. Congress Ave.

These stations are cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. During the pilot, the stations allow any scooter user to park and charge their device at a station. 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.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to provide feedback on the pilot by taking this online survey.

Contact

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