Enhance Regional Mobility February 2019

Enhance Regional MOBILITY FY2019 QUARTERLY UPDATE VOLUME 7, ISSUE 2 In This Issue Page 1 Page 2 Pages 3-6 Page 7 Page 8 The Future of Mobility General Motors announced in late 2018 that it is repositioning itself to better focus on compelling growth opportunities in mobility needs of the future, which includes doubling investment in self-driving and electric vehicle options that are rising in popularity. The City of Arlington is prepared to be equally agile in the management of its infrastructure and technology investments that advance the future of mobility for people, goods, and services. Examples include the City’s Via rideshare service, autonomous vehicle testing, and investing in connected traffic signal technology. GM will continue building its world-class trucks and full-size sports utility vehicles at the Arlington Assembly Plant. Connect with us on social media: Via Rideshare Service Continues | The Future of Mobility Via Rideshare Service (continued) | Drive.ai Schedule Change City-wide Street Project Updates and Map I-30 / SH 360 Projects | Abram Street Rebuild Handitran Update | Via Rideshare Update Via Rideshare Service Continues in 2019 The City of Arlington’s convenient, on- demand Via Rideshare transportation program, which has already provided more than 112,500 rides since rolling out in December 2017, is continuing for a second year. In December 2018, the Arlington City Council approved a one-year contract renewal with Via Transportation, Inc., which will allow the public transportation pilot program to continue serving residents, students, and visitors six days a week. As part of the renewal, Via’s fleet of six-passenger Mercedes Metris vans will increase from 13 to 15 and the company will also grow its number of drivers in independently owned vehicles to keep passengers’ average waiting times below 12 minutes. Via uses a smart phone application and dynamic routing to provide efficient on-demand trips and access to a wide range of destinations within The American Dream City. Because it does not have fixed routes or a fixed schedule like traditional public transportation options, Arlington’s Via Rideshare allows riders to experience a personalized transportation continued on p. 2 www.arlingtontx.gov | www.myarlingtontx.com