Mobility Ambassadors

Beth PhillipsUncategorized

Mobility Ambassadors are public and subsidized housing residents paid a stipend or hourly rate to teach low-income residents to navigate digitally-powered transportation, engage City officials on our community’s most pressing transportation issues and advocate for partnerships with impact.

In 2018-19, Mobility Ambassadors learned to use multiple smart transportation tools and to conduct digital transit adventures, surveyed 240 public housing families about more than 1,000 trips, and hosted 15 events to reach 5,200 Austin residents with safe roads and life-saving transit education and tools. In 2017, HACA Mobility Ambassadors hosted Austin’s first Mobility Equity Summit at City Hall and were invited to share their work at Next Century Cities “Playbook for Civic Tech” held in Washington D.C.