New privately-run mobility services are now ubiquitous in many urban regions. While these services are private ventures, companies and public entities can partner to deliver services that augment or enhance public transit. Of course, public transportation agencies contracting with private entities for services is not a new concept. Agencies routinely form agreements for services, ranging from information technology to station cleaning to bus and paratransit operations. Lessons and best practices for those traditional agreements abound.
What is different with the new mobility on-demand (MOD) services is that they are often run by startup companies with different business models and expectations. Public agencies and MOD companies alike have limited experience contracting on these types of services. In this webinar, we will review Eno’s recent case study on the contracts for the MOD Sandbox pilot projects in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound regions. We will discuss the nuances of interactions between private companies and public agencies, including non-disclosure agreements and data sharing, and provide recommendations for how the contracting process can be improved to ensure better project outcomes.
Alice Grossman, Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
Paul Lewis, Vice President of Policy and Finance, Eno Center for Transportation