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Shared Mobility

Shared Mobility

Thanks to smart phone tools, web applications and innovations in public transportation technology, shared mobility concepts and solutions like bike-sharing, car-sharing, car-hailing, and innovative demand-response bus services are on the rise, providing new, flexible transportation options. As the transit industry embraces partnerships with these on-demand services, transit agency staff and others have sought FTA guidance on issues such as funding eligibility, civil rights requirements, and conditions for receiving FTA support.

In response, the FTA has developed comprehensive sets of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to clarify requirements for shared mobility alternatives regarding funding eligibility under federal public transportation law for FTA grant programs and compliance with federal requirements, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We also have posted definitions for terms used in the FAQs. 

The FTA encourages comments and questions about shared mobility. Contact us at

Last updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2019