Since November 2020, Urban Movement Labs and Warner Connects have been working in close collaboration with California State Senator Henry Stern’s Office, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office, Los Angeles Councilman Blumenfield’s Office, and the Warner Center Association. Together, we have conducted interviews, workshops, and qualitative, quantitative, and on-site research. These were to assess the feasibility of Urban Movement Labs and Warner Connects partnering with private entities to test mobility solutions in and around the Warner Center community in the northwest part of the City of Los Angeles.
This Request for Information (RFI) is on behalf of Urban Movement Labs (UML) and Warner Connects (the Warner Center Transportation Management Organization). Jointly, we are seeking to understand market-ready products and services that could be used by employees, residents, and visitors to take short trips in and around the Warner Center community, without having to use single-occupancy vehicles (SOV). Products and services should offer quick, seamless, and delightful experiences to people, while adhering to the overarching goal of reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT).
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
This RFI is the first step towards testing and demonstrating 1-3 mobility solutions in and around the Warner Center community starting in September 2020.
- Gain insights on the landscape of providers and possible partnerships
- Understand offerings and potential user experiences
- Develop an RFP for implementing 1-3 solutions starting in September 2020, including establishing project timelines, metrics for evaluation, and funding / financing needs
- Further the short-term goal of designating the Warner Center Specific Plan Area as the State’s first Transportation and Technology Innovation Zone, where companies could apply to test their technologies, receive funding, and locate employees in Warner Center
WHO SHOULD RESPOND
Transportation companies and fleet operators, traffic infrastructure providers, IT and big data agencies, delivery and logistic operators, funding agencies and other stakeholders.
- Working with UML and Warner Connects to test, evaluate and prove your business and use cases with City of L.A. residents, visitors, and employees
- Scaling your business from one to multiple sites across the City of L.A.
- Promotion and advertisement through UML and Warner Connects social media and other marketing channels
Please use the following link to input your responses.
Responses can be submitted online through this portal between:
May 4, 2020 9:00 PST and May 22, 2020 17:00 PST
Extensions may be offered on an ad hoc basis at the discretion of UML and Warner Connects.
ABOUT URBAN MOVEMENT LABS
Committed to a vision where transportation innovation brings benefit to everyday life, Urban Movement Labs is a dynamic collaboration that brings communities, businesses, and city agencies together to match solutions to daily transportation challenges. Innovations are then tested in real urban conditions, starting with the City of L.A. To date, the Urban Movement Labs has run projects focused on modernizing a regional shuttle service to Los Angeles International Airport called the FlyAway; incentivizing Angelenos to get out of their cars for short trips in partnership with the Warner Center community; and designing transportation solutions in response to COVID-19. Founding partners of the non-profit Urban Movement Labs include L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office, LADOT, the Port of L.A., Los Angeles World Airports and 3 private sector partners Lyft, Verizon, Waymo, Avis Budget Group, and L.A. Cleantech Incubator. For more information, please visit www.urbanmovementlabs.com.
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