Project to test on-demand microtransit service wins NSF award

Yaidi Cancel Martinez along with UWM colleagues Lingqian (Ivy) Hu (Urban Planning), Robert Schneider (Urban Planning) and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission received a $1 Million National Science Foundation Civic Innovation Challenge award .

Their project, “User-Centered Mobility Solutions (UCMS): A New Vision to Connect Jobs and the Labor Force” will test a pilot of on-demand microtransit service that aims to connect workers living in segregated, majority-Black neighborhoods in Milwaukee with jobs in suburban employment centers.