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Explore the potential for shared-use mobility services to expand travel options, increase mobility, and improve the efficiency of the transportation system

  • DOT will develop a shared-use mobility plan to identify the opportunities and challenges posed by new transportation services and models.
  • DOT, with the TLC, will explore the potential of ridesharing services to meet travel needs in areas underserved by the subway and to reduce traffic volumes.
  • DOT will explore the potential for carshare to reduce car ownership and improve parking availability, and develop a set of pilot projects to expand carsharing outside of Manhattan. This will include consideration of opportunities for electric vehicles and charging stations.
  • DOT, with the TLC, will examine the potential safety, congestion, social, environmental, and economic impacts of autonomous vehicles and develop a set of policies for federal and state advocacy and to guide future pilot projects.
  • DOT, with input from the TLC, will conduct a comprehensive study of the commuter van industry to better understand the role of commuter vans in the City’s transportation system and to explore potential policy changes to improve safety and travel choices. 

Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative


Related OneNYC Initiative

1.6.4, 1.6.5

Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)


Update Description

DOT will develop a citywide shared use mobility plan that will:

  • Propose policy and planning interventions that will leverage all modes of shared-used mobility to reduce dependence on single occupancy vehicle travel.
  • Explore the potential of ride sharing and microtransit service partnerships.
  • Explore potential partnerships to expand carshare to underserved neighborhoods.
  • Examine the impacts of autonomous vehicles on the City's transportation system and develop a set of policies to advocate on the federal and state level.
In Progress

DOT continually studies shared-use mobility through various programs and projects, and will conduct a dedicated shared use mobility study in 2018. DOT has a carshare study underway, with a pilot beginning in 2018 that includes exploring potential partnerships to expand carshare to underserved neighborhoods. DOT is also studying the impact of autonomous vehicles and participating in policy discussion at the local, state, and national level.

DOT will initiate a commuter van study.


DOT launched a commuter van study in February 2017, which is expected to be complete in early 2018.

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)


Update Description

Based on the results of research and discussions with industry and other stakeholders, DOT will launch and evaluate a set of shared-use mobility pilots. 

DOT will complete the commuter van study and consider its recommendations.