Pilot Program Aims To Increase Transportation Equity

A pilot program set in underserved and low-income communities in Stockton has begun placing electric cars and bikes in the city in an attempt to increase transportation equity, according to the San Joaquin Council of Governments.

The Stockton Mobility Collective pilot program, which debuted in August, consists of e-bike sharing, car sharing services, and an app that connects people to affordable and sustainable transportation options in the county, according to the SJCOG.

Additionally, the program includes a mobility incentive program where a monthly stipend is given to qualifying residents to pay for transit use as well as a workforce development part that will focus on creating jobs in shared mobility operations, according to the SJCOG.