Austin leaders announced a partnership Monday morning between the city and Colorado-based nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute to develop “innovative mobility solutions” to the transportation woes that frustrate many Austinites.
Jeruld Weiland, managing director of RMI’s Mobility Transportation program, told those packed into the City Hall atrium that the initiative will involve a multifaceted approach to mobility enhancements that includes integrated smartphone apps and payment systems, vehicle electrification, traffic data analysis and more.
“With this three- to five-year time frame, we can begin to see what we would call a ‘holistic system’ starting to come together,” said Weiland. “Even at that point, it’s 10 to 15 years for this transformation to take place.” Read the full story from the Austin Monitor
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