Mobility Innovation Center 2023 Annual Report

Cover of MIC 2023 annual report

A culture of innovation

As we look back on 2023 and ahead to 2024, the Mobility Innovation Center continues to be a force for cross-sector partners to shape the future of transportation…

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Charging toward a zero-emission transit fleet

Metro buses

Courtesy King County Metro

UW researchers explore using public-private partnerships to convert bus bases for electric-powered vehicle charging

Conversion of bus base facilities, the heart of transit operations, for electric vehicle charging is a large-scale project with many players and complex needs. One option for transit agencies working to shift to a zero-emission fleet is a public-private partnership model (P3), which defers upfront capital construction costs and has the potential to help agencies meet long-term sustainability and resiliency goals.


Keeping it on the Tracks

What can we learn from high-speed rail?

A team of UW researchers examined successful high-speed rail projects in Europe and Asia with the goal of gleaning insights to inform planning efforts to bring high-speed rail to the Cascadia region. The report involved more than 50 hours of interviews with industry experts and a review of the relevant literature.


2023 Seattle Commute Survey

Cars driving on a highway

How commuting is shaping up in the next normal

The pandemic disrupted many aspects of our lives, including how we work and travel. Now, with the results of the latest Seattle Commute Survey in hand, we have a clearer understanding of how people are traveling across the city as restrictions have lifted.

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Mobility Innovation Center 2022 Annual Report

MIC 2022 Annual Report

New beginnings

We began 2022 with a sense of determination to build on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and optimism for better days ahead…

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Featured project

Charging modern electric cars from station outdoors

Electric mobility hubs (eMOB)

The Mobility Innovation Center is partnering with King County Metro, Sound Transit, and Seattle City Light to explore how electric mobility hubs could work in Seattle.


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In the news

April, 2024 | American Society of Civil Engineers
How can P3s help transit fleets achieve zero emissions?

July, 2023 | South Seattle Emerald | Project: Researchers Investigate High-Speed Rail
Plans Develop for High-Speed Rail in the PNW

April, 2021 | AWS Public Sector Blog | Project: Virtual Coordination Center
Advice for transportation agencies and authorities seeking funding for innovation

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