Cities' scooter policies among the focuses of new transit group

By Mark Prado
Mark Prado

A new transportation group that will look at technology-driven, new modes of transportation and how they fit into the urban landscape has launched.

Check out Washington D.C.-based New Urban Mobility alliance's mission statement:

"NUMO is a global alliance that channels tech-based disruptions in urban transport to create joyful cities where sustainable and just mobility is the new normal."

"Disruptions" in this case means the use of scooters, autonomous vehicles, e-bicycles and the like - anything that is new and innovative in the world of transportation that can improve urban mobility. The group will provide research on transportation issues.

Philanthropist Stephen M. Ross (owner of football's Miami Dolphins) has provided seed money for the project. NUMO will be headed by Harriet Tregoning, who was an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama Administration.


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