Shared Mobility Data Seminar

Thursday, July 11, 2019 -
8:30am to 12:00pm

About the Event

Whether it is shared cars, bikes, scooters, or their relationship with transit, shared mobility transportation services are creating huge amounts of data, both about the trips that individuals are taking and the services themselves. These data sets are critical for planning and operating transportation services and understanding how these services are affecting our communities. They can show how people get around, who and where these services benefit, and where services may improve access or add to congestion and impede movement.

While the opportunities are clear, accessing and using these data sets is not as easy as it seems. The volume of data is immense, not everyone has the tools and expertise needed to turn it into useful information, and there are valid concerns that the data becoming available could reveal too much information about individual travelers, and about the transportation providers.

How can we balance the desire to create and use immense amounts of data and the need to protect individual privacy and intellectual property? This seminar will help us tackle that important question.

Hear from local and national experts on opportunities and challenges with shared mobility data, including legal experts, transportation service providers, and data scientists, on topics like:

  • What data are we talking about and why is it important?
  • What are the concerns with individual privacy and how can they be addressed?
  • Why don’t private companies want to share data?
  • What are the technical challenges to creating, managing, and using all this data?
  • How do local, state, national, and internal policies on data affect these issues?

There are many complex, interrelated questions working with shared mobility data. No matter what your role in shared mobility transportation, as a provider, an integrator, a regulator, an advisor, or a researcher, you will come away from this seminar with a deep understanding of these issues, better equipped to address data-related challenges in your own work.


There is no cost to attend the event, but registration is requested. Please RSVP by Monday, July 8, if you plan to attend.

Parking and Transit

Parking, including disability parking, is available in the East River Road Garage. Directions to the garage are available on the Coffman Memorial Union website.

Coffman Memorial Union is located a few blocks west of the Green Line's East Bank Station on Washington Avenue. For information about bus routes serving the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus, please visit the Metro Transit website.

More Information

For more information, please contact Chelsea Arbury at or 612-626-2862.


This event is sponsored by the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Collaborative and supported by CTS.

The Twin Cities Shared Mobility Collaborative is a group of transportation leaders, public agencies, private companies, city officials, and nonprofit organizations formed to implement the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Action Plan (PDF), which strives to increase the transportation options in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area.