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Mobility Transformation

We are accelerating the adoption of electrified, autonomous mobility services in four to six U.S. cities by 2020, to eventually save $1 trillion annually.

What Is Mobility Transformation?

We are developing and piloting—and will eventually scale—shared, electrified, and autonomous personal mobility systems and services that reduce our dependence on oil; cost less; are safer, healthier, and more accessible; and emit significantly less carbon.

Why It Matters

Our gas-guzzling personally owned vehicles sit unused 95 percent of the time—parked and waiting just in case we need them. With urban populations on the rise, cities around the world are experiencing more congestion, poorer air quality, and heavier strain on infrastructure than ever before—at a significant cost to our families, our health, our pocketbooks, and our environment.

Who’s Involved

RMI is partnering with the City of Austin, Texas and the City of Denver, Colorado to transform their mobility futures. Together, we’re working to support the deployment of autonomous vehicles, innovative commuting solutions, and electric vehicle fleets by piloting new mobility programs and business models.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

Implementation Cities

We are working with the city of Austin, Texas, to help it become the nexus of “new mobility” commercialization and consumer adoption, and to create a scalable model for other cities nationally and globally.

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Scaling

We are taking lessons learned from our lead implementation city (Austin, Texas) and scaling it to other cities around the world.

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Thought Leadership

We develop and publish insights and intelligence on the mobility transformation, including the latest thinking on technology, economics, and relevant policy.

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EV-Grid Accelerator

We are advancing transportation electrification projects in the the midcontinent region by bringing together stakeholders in a three-day "accelerator" meeting.

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OUR TEAM

Jerry Weiland
Managing Director
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Greg Rucks
Principal
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Lynn Daniels
Manager
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Garrett Fitzgerald
Manager
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Edward J. Klock-McCook
Manager
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Robert McIntosh
Manager
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Chris Nelder
Manager
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Betsy After
Sr. Development Officer
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Ben Holland
Sr. Associate
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Heather House
Sr. Associate
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Michael Liebman
Sr. Associate
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Allison Crow
Associate
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Laurie Guevara-Stone
Program Marketer
Senior Writer/Editor
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RESOURCES

Creating Commuting Change: How behavioral economics can influence mobility decision-making

2018

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If We Cherry-Pick Data, Rely on Discredited Projections, and Ignore CO2… EVs Are Bad!

2018

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RMI and Uber Team Up to Expand Shared and Electric Mobility

2018

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Ground Zero for New Mobility in Cities

2018

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Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Ideal Candidates for Electric Vehicles

2018

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Understanding TNCs’ Impact on Cities

2018

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Door-to-Downtown: How Boulder, Colorado, Tested the Future of Mobility

2017

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How the U.S. Transportation System Can Save $1 Trillion, 2 Billion Barrels of Oil, and 1 Gigaton of Carbon Emissions Annually

2017

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Peak Car Ownership: The Market Opportunity of Electric Automated Mobility Services

2016

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Interoperable Transit Data: Enabling a Shift to Mobility as a Service

2015

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How the DOT Is Driving “Smart” Change

2015

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