Mobility Hubs

Mobility Hubs offer access to many different ways of getting around. MTC coordinates, funds and provides technical assistance for new Mobility Hubs to support first and last mile connections through access to multiple travel options.

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Mobility hubs are places in a community that bring together public transit, bike share, car share and other ways for people to get where they want to go without a private vehicle.

Built around frequent and high-capacity transit, mobility hubs offer a safe, comfortable, convenient and accessible space to seamlessly transfer from one type of transportation to another. 

MTC’s Role

MTC aims to:

  • Identify mobility hub locations and planning considerations for different hub types
  • Establish design and implementation guidance
  • Position implementation partners for success

Mobility Hub Objectives

The primary goal of mobility hubs is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT), while achieving these objectives:

  • Connected Mobility: Establish regionally consistent and community-oriented mobility hubs with contextually appropriate options, centered on convenient and affordable first- and last-mile access to frequent and high capacity transit.
  • Climate Action: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by converting solo vehicle trips to sustainable modes such as transit, shared mobility, biking and walking.
  • Equitable Mobility: Achieve equitable outcomes through needs-based mobility and anti-displacement measures.
  • Exceptional Experience: Create inclusive public spaces and support a high-quality customer experience with amenities and integrated wayfinding travel information and payment options.
  • Value: Leverage development and mobility partnership opportunities, while targeting implementation-ready sites and demonstrating lessons learned.
  • Safety: Create a safe environment at mobility hubs, incorporating local and regional Vision Zero policies and improvements with the mobility hub area.

Where are Bay Area Mobility Hubs?

Mobility hubs can be located where transit services already come together, or in communities and locations where transportation is needed the most. MTC has prioritized pilot investments for regionally significant mobility hubs.

Mobility Hubs Playbook

The Mobility Hubs Playbook is a comprehensive technical assistance guide with implementation strategies, tactical approaches and management techniques.

The Playbook covers topics that range from implementation phasing and governance models to customer information and funding. The seven “plays” in this Playbook represent steps, actions, or strategies that can move your mobility hubs project from plan to installation to maintenance.

Mobility Hubs Playbook by Chapter

Pilot Program Call for Applications

MTC invites eligible Bay Area public agencies to submit project proposals to participate in the regional Mobility Hubs Pilot Program. The Pilot Program is intended to serve as a learning experience on the steps and actions that work best to advance and implement mobility hubs, as well as how to overcome implementation challenges. The pilot is focused on projects within the priority locations detailed in Attachment A of the Application Guide.

The Project Information Form was due by 4 p.m., Friday, June 25, 2021.