Take this 10-minute survey to share your input and ideas on how new mobility technology can serve your community.
Miami-Dade County is Launching a New Mobility Initiative and We’d Love to Hear from You!
Miami-Dade County is working on a new initiative to engage residents in the process of bringing new mobility technologies to our community.
New mobility technology includes such innovations as delivery robots, autonomous shuttles, microtransit, and e-scooters. Miami-Dade County is piloting these new solutions, focusing on how they could be used to improve accessibility and mobility equity throughout the County.
Using a variety of community engagement methods, and with the help of 16 Community Liaisons to support outreach efforts, Urban Health Partnerships (UHP) and Ford Mobility’s City:One team will compile feedback that reflects the public’s vision for how these new mobility technologies could best be used in their neighborhoods, and where concerns and potential problems may arise. This ongoing feedback will be provided to the County and tech companies for their consideration in development and implementation of future mobility projects. This initiative is part of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Supported Autonomous Vehicles Initiative, focused on putting residents at the center of self-driving vehicle projects in four U.S. cities.
Explore this project website to learn how you can participate! On the left you will find a segment to learn more about upcoming events, and under that a section featuring the community survey that can help inform this initiative. In the project menu, under “Share Insights”, there is an idea suggestion and discussion tool. Stay up to date on what we’re learning from the community survey and engagement efforts on the “What We’re Learning” page, also linked in the project menu above.
Focus Areas for Community Engagement
To better connect residents to the project, 16 Community Liaisons will work with communities throughout the County to support public outreach and engagement. The communities identified have been selected as representative of the diverse populations throughout the County with a particular emphasis on populations with increased transit and mobility needs. The Community Liaisons will engage in community outreach within their respective communities.
Even if you are not a resident of one of the specified communities above, anyone from Miami-Dade County is encouraged to participate in upcoming events.
The Miami-Dade County New Mobility Initiative is led by Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) in collaboration with Urban Health Partnerships and Ford City:One, as part of a Knight Foundation Supported Autonomous Vehicles Initiative.
Apply to Become a Community Liaison
We are currently hiring Miami-Dade County residents as Community Liaisons from 11 communities. Community Liaisons will:
- Assist and be involved in all components of project implementation, engaging with residents to share insight on new mobility technologies and gather feedback
- Participate in experiential on-the-job training, which includes:
o In-person and virtual training
o Field experience, such as attending meetings with County staff and officials, tech companies, and learning about and leading fieldwork
o leading engagements and outreach to their communities through events, social media, phone/text banking, emailing, flyering, and door-knocking/canvassing
If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a Community Liaison please visit the following link to learn more and to apply:
Meet the Community Liaisons
Your Aventura Liaison is joining our team soon.
Miami Gardens / Carol City
Meet Community Liaison, Cindy!
Cindy joined UHP as a Community Liaison in May of 2021. Marcelin is married with two kids and works as a full-time Social Studies teacher currently teaching United States Government and Politics and United States History (14 years) and Spinning Instructor (3 years). She has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority since 2009.
Cindy has discovered her love for teaching and fitness in cycling. As an educator, she has always found joy in helping students succeed and transform into great individuals but personally struggled with her own self-esteem and obesity. In 2012 she started spinning and hasn’t stopped ever since, she loves it so much that in February of 2016 she officially became a certified spin instructor! Her passion in class is so contagious that you too will love it just as much as her!
Little Haiti / Liberty City
Your Little Haiti / Liberty City Liaison is joining our team soon.
Your Hialeah Liaison is joining our team soon.
Your Sweetwater Liaison is joining our team soon.
Your Overtown Liaison is joining our team soon.
Downtown Miami / Brickell
Your Downtown Miami / Brickell Liaison is joining our team soon.
Your Little Havana Liaison is joining our team soon.
Your Miami Beach Liaison is joining our team soon.
Your Pinecrest Liaison is joining our team soon.
Homestead / Florida City
Your Homestead / Florida City Liaison is joining our team soon.