Are Mobility Hubs the Future of Urban Transportation?

Mobility hubs are more than spots to catch a bus and grab an e-scooter. They are tangible representations of nearly every new trend in mobility today, which generally follows the theme of coordination and collaboration with other mobility operations and stakeholders.

And because of this, mobility hubs tend to represent the opposite of how transportation has traditionally been designed and administered.

“The system that we had was very siloed,” remarked Andy Wolpert, deputy program manager for Smart Columbus, in Ohio, as he reflected on the evolution of mobility hubs in the city and how they represented a clear deviation from how transportation had always been conceived. In Columbus, transit operated independently from other systems, like park-and-ride operations or private-sector mobility providers like scooters.