New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc., subsidiaries of New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI Group), announced they have signed on to the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities.

The commitment makes New Flyer the first bus manufacturer in the world to sign on.

The principles, launched in 2017, are designed to guide urban decision-makers and stakeholders toward the best mobility outcomes for all, and are supported by a founding coalition of eight global sustainability groups including C40 cities, Transportation for America, and the Shared-Use Mobility Center, and other signatories such as Uber, Lyft, Via, and ZipCar. The Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities include ten commitments to ensure sustainable, efficient, and collaborative mobility development on a global scale:

  1. We plan our cities and their mobility together.
  2. We prioritize people over vehicles.
  3. We support the shared and efficient use of vehicles, lanes, curbs, and land.
  4. We engage with stakeholders.
  5. We promote equity.
  6. We lead the transition towards a zero-emission future and renewable energy.
  7. We support fair user fees across all modes.
  8. We aim for public benefits via open data.
  9. We work towards integration and seamless connectivity.
  10. We support that autonomous vehicle in dense urban areas should be operated only in shared fleets.

A “livable” city is one that attracts citizens to live and work there, which includes efficient and connected multimodal solutions (Smart Mobility) to facilitate population growth and movement. This is why, in February 2018, New Flyer committed to leading collaboration, cooperation, and the technological advancement of Smart Mobility in North America; supporting development of Smart Cities through advanced transit solutions.

“As longtime innovators in transportation, it’s important that we continue building on our commitment to technological advancement,” said Wayne Joseph, president of the Transit Bus Business. “We are committing to advancing innovation in bus and coach technology in North America, and as we look ahead, part of this involves exploring multi-modal solutions for communities looking to become Smart Cities. And Smart Cities need Smart Mobility, so it makes sense for us to lead the industry with collaboration and advancement in this area.”

New Flyer will work with industry leaders, transit authorities, the American Public Transportation Association, and other service providers and manufacturers in the multimodal space, to further collaboration and development within the Smart Mobility space.

For information on Shared Mobility Principles, click here.

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