Project Stories

This is a compilation of videos that go deeper into understanding the impact of CMO funding on communities and their context. They were created to encourage communities to utilize transportation services actively and foster a greater understanding of how people engage with such essential systems. The stories also function as showcases, introducing the benefits of these projects to new communities, thereby expanding the reach and impact of innovative transportation initiatives.

Free Rides Around National City (FRANC): Zero-emission Shuttle Program in National City, CA

The City of National City is utilizing Clean Mobility Options (CMO) funding to introduce its very first zero-emission free-of-cost shuttle program. Operating with two neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), the FRANC’s fixed route service seamlessly connects commuters and serves as a first/last-mile solution to the existing transit hub. The service covers trips from and to anywhere within the service area, including the 8th and 24th Street Trolley Stations, the Navy Base gates, National City Aquatic Center, Kimball Park, local shops, restaurants, and Pepper Park.

Calexico On Demand: Electric Microtransit Service Calexico, CA

The Imperial County Transportation Commission, in collaboration with Via, is utilizing Clean Mobility Options funding to introduce the city’s inaugural zero-emission microtransit program. The Calexico Mobility On Demand is an innovative program that includes three plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and aims to provide transportation services to seniors, low-income residents, and youth. Through Calexico Mobility On Demand, residents will access a clean and safe travel option, significantly improving the community’s quality of life and expanding affordable, on-demand travel opportunities. The program also plays a crucial role in addressing chronic air quality issues and mitigating climate change, contributing to a healthier and more sustainable environment for the community.

Green Raitero and Green Riderz: Shared Rides in Huron, CA

The Latino Equity Advocacy & Policy (LEAP) Institute is utilizing Clean Mobility Options (CMO) funding to expand the Green Raitero rideshare program by introducing electric vehicles, tricycles and kickscooters in the City of Huron. The Raitero and Green Cruiser Ride Sharing initiatives will facilitate small business deliveries and offer residents convenient and sustainable transportation options for shopping, medical appointments, and social and cultural functions. In collaboration with West Hills Community College, the program will also support workforce development, providing job training and creating new career opportunities for local job growth.

Redding Bikeshare: A Comprehensive Outlook for Clean Mobility in Redding, CA

The McConnell Foundation is utilizing Clean Mobility Options (CMO) funding to establish downtown Redding’s first bikeshare program, which includes pedal assist bikes and additional bike parking facilities. The service offers community members convenient and reliable mobility options, with training available for first-time users. This initiative will greatly enhance transportation connectivity in the community, enabling residents to easily access job opportunities, recreational activities, and essential services.