LCTI: Ecosystem of Shared Mobility in the San Joaquin Valley
Clean Mobility Options Legacy Pilot Project
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District | Ecosystem of Shared Mobility in the San Joaquin Valley
May 2018 – July 2022
Ecosystem of Shared Mobility in the San Joaquin Valley has two main components. The first component of the project is known as Valley Go. This component aims to deploy carsharing and ride sourcing through an app known as MíoCar in affordable housing communities located within Tulare and Kern County. The second component, known as Valley Flex, aims to improve the efficiency of existing transit services within local transit agencies through an app known as VAMOS. Ride hailing services will be integrated to help users travel to fixed bus routes within Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.
- In total for Miocar, 201 members have been approved, 109 are pending, 25 have been suspended and 82 have been denied.
- The average vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per member trip was 67 miles and the average duration of member trips was 12.5 hours. Vehicle miles traveled in total are 104,615.
- VOGO has 10 active volunteer drivers. And has had a total of 1,415 trips for a sum total of 31,245 miles traveled.
- The stakeholders driving the pilot projects wanted significant involvement of trusted local organizations, but they have limited resources. We quickly learned that outside expertise was required to educate, manage implementation, and/or train staff.
- The biggest lesson learned for Míocar to date is that the requirements for managing a fleet for carsharing is very different from managing a fleet for vanpooling and ultimately incompatible.
- We learned that we needed to educate through various media including a video showing what a fully developed Vamos platform would look like. These efforts have taken considerable time and effort.
Grant Amount: $3,119,000
Resource Contributions: $1,311,084
Project Total: $4,430,084
By the Numbers
Services, Vehicles & Equipment Funded
- 27 battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
- 17 Chevrolet Bolts
- 7 BMW i3 REx's
- 3 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids
- 17 chargers at 8 affordable housing sites in Tulare and Kern counties
- 160+ Members
- 56,000+ Miles travelled
- VOGO drivers have driven residents 9,000+ miles
Estimated Quantifiable Benefits
Values coming soon
- GHG emission reductions:
- NOx reductions:
- PM2.5 reductions:
- ROG reductions:
- Passenger VMT reductions:
- Travel cost savings:
- Transportation fossil fuel reductions:
- Direct Jobs:
- Indirect Jobs:
- Induced Jobs:
The communities this project serves/benefits are low-income communities in the cities of Orosi, Dinuba, Visalia, Lamont, Arvin, and Wasco and in the counties of Tulare, Kern, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin. The project will serve over 25 disadvantaged community census tracts.
The development density of selected locations to support walk access to carsharing for residents in low income housing complexes and surrounding neighborhoods. Use of the BEVs for ridesourcing will expand the reach of existing transit and the new carsharing service. The focus is first and last mile access to transit and direct access to the end destination, where it’s not possible to complete an essential trip with transit or carsharing. To keep carsharing and ridesourcing affordable. To produce significant savings from reduced dial-a-ride service costs. A technology platform to improve the efficiency and service of the multiple independently operated demand responsive transportation services. The platform will aggregate the demand and supply of available services to match travelers and drivers to minimize service costs, travel times, and greenhouse gas emissions by filling available seats and reducing empty travel miles.
Outreach & Engagement Strategies
- Smartphone App
- Pop-up events
- Test rides
- Flyers and brochures
- Social media-based marketing
- Low-income individuals in Kern, Tulare, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin Counties
- Disadvantaged communities
- People of color
- Residents without access to a vehicle
- Non-English speakers
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (District) is a public health agency whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all Valley residents through efficient, effective and entrepreneurial air quality management strategies. District core values ensure that mission is accomplished through commonsense, feasible measures that are based on sound science. The District’s vision is to be a leader in air-pollution control, and for residents to take pride in our collective efforts to continuously improve air quality.The District is responsible for the overall program administration of this project and its role includes overseeing and approving all activities, reviewing and submitting reports and fund disbursements, and supporting outreach efforts.
- Sigala Inc.
- UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies
- Mobility Development
- Self Help Enterprises
- San Joaquin Valley Community Shared Mobility
- Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG)
- Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG)
- City of Dinuba Transit
- San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center
- Kern County
- Tulare County Area Transit
- San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG)
- Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG)
- City of Escalon
- City of Manteca
- San Joaquin Regional Transit District
- Shared-Use Mobility Center