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Equity and Greenhouse Gas Effects of An Electric Car-Sharing Pilot in Rural Disadvantaged Communities in California’s Central Valley
March 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-5
Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PDT
Providing cost-effective transit service is challenging in rural areas due to greater travel distances, lower population densities, and longer travel times than in cities. Access to a personal car is often essential for most residents to access work, health care, education, healthy food, and other essential services. But keeping a car in reliable working order can consume up to half of a low-income family’s budget in California.
Multiple partners came together to launch Míocar in 2019. Míocar is a non-profit, electric car-sharing service meant to offer a cost-effective mobility option for residents of rural disadvantaged communities and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Affordable housing complexes host the round-trip electric car-sharing hubs in southern San Joaquin Valley communities with low levels of intercity transit service and personal vehicle ownership. This webinar will highlight early research evaluating Míocar’s success in achieving its goals and will feature perspectives from key partners involved in the pilot.