New Mobility and Technology

In 2020, Alameda CTC approved the New Mobility Roadmap to support the agency, and local jurisdictions, as they adapt to rapidly evolving new mobility technologies and services. The Roadmap is the technology element of the 2020 Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP), and was initiated by Alameda CTC in 2019 to proactively plan for technology in Alameda County. It was developed with a clear acknowledgement of the rapid and continuing change throughout the transportation industry and an understanding that it needs to be revisited and updated periodically. The Roadmap was reviewed and developed in collaboration with the Technology Working Group: staff from local jurisdictions and agencies with experience delivering innovative projects and solutions.

What’s in the New Mobility Roadmap?

The Transit Integration Initiative aims to identify and improve a network of major transit corridors to support transit as it evolves. These corridors could include: signals that prioritize public transit vehicles; multimodal hubs that have first mile/last mile connections; and ITS infrastructure equipped to enable new and emerging modes of transit, e.g. connected and/or automated vehicles. For travelers, this will result in more reliable, frequent, and faster service, with more options for first mile/last mile connectivity to their destination.
The Coordinated Information Technology Services (ITS) Initiative aims to modernize ITS for Alameda County through promoting compatibility for the physical ITS infrastructure, applications, and communications across jurisdictions and transit agencies. Advanced ITS on Alameda County roads is essential to deploy and support new mobility technologies and services and maximize the capacity and use of the existing transportation system.
The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Initiative aims to support a holistic Countywide TDM Program integrating Alameda CTC’s TDM efforts with local and regional TDM programs to focus on both traditional tactics for managing travel demand and Active Transportation Demand Management (ATDM) strategies that leverage data and incentives, supported by digital platform(s), to shift traveler behavior.
The Electric Mobility Initiative is intended to establish a coordinated approach to promoting electrified mobility for a range of modes . The Initiative will work to encourage electric vehicle charging stations in strategic locations to improve user access, facilitate electrification of fleet vehicles, and test and promote manufacturer-agnostic charging technologies.
The Equity and Accessibility Initiative aims to support new mobility as a tool to promote equitable outcomes for Alameda County communities. The approach will identify mobility needs and gaps in disadvantaged communities and where new mobility technologies could meet those needs/fill those gaps, identify challenges that result in people being left without mobility access and how to avoid those moving forward, and explore how to prevent new mobility from exacerbating existing inequalities.
The Mobility Coordination and Innovation Initiative is intended to produce a framework to explore and facilitate the sharing of knowledge and guidance to effectively address new mobility, especially in areas where a coordinated approach is critical. It will also seek to support innovative approaches to mobility by local jurisdictions and transit agencies.
The Data and Automation Initiative identifies ways for agencies in Alameda County to address the emerging trend towards vehicle automation within the county’s transportation system, and the proliferation of data made available by new mobility technologies and services.