In 2018, SCAG and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction
Committee (MSRC) made available a new $2.7 million grant
opportunity that would allow local cities and counties to
implement new technology and data solutions, while also reducing
vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and implementing SCAG’s 2016
Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.
Examples of VMT reducing projects considered include fleet
telematics, Internet of Things applications, route optimization
and Mobility as a Service pilots.
The goals of the Future Communities Pilot Program are to:
Apply new technologies and data analytics to test innovative
approaches for reducing emissions-producing VMT from local
travel and municipal operations.
Explore opportunities for data analytics and technology
projects in a variety of contexts/communities, including
projects that support and engage disadvantaged communities.
Improve efficiency and reduce the costs of city and county
Identify and quantify relative impacts of a variety of
technology-based VMT reduction strategies.
Promote replicable pilot projects that support new policy
development, improve processes for government service
provision, and pilot innovative engagement practices with
private sector mobility providers.
On Feb. 7, 2019, the Regional Council approved awards to the
- City of Cerritos Remote Services Enhancement Project
- City of Glendale Route Optimization & Fleet
Telematics — $76,813
- City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Measuring VMT Reduction from Shared Mobility Services through
Real-Time Data — $500,000
- City of Monrovia Evaluate Alternative Strategies to
Optimize the GoMonrovia Program — $500,000
- City of Anaheim Smart Center City – Parking Guidance and
Mobile App Integration — $197,000
- City of Riverside Integrated Electronic Plans
Solution — $499,700
- County of San Bernardino Remote Electronic Warrants
- City of Ontario Smart City Rapid Validation Hub —
Upon completion of the implementation pilots, SCAG will conduct
analysis of program effectiveness and use the results to promote
replication of best practices and policy development to
facilitate wide-scale adoption of the most promising strategies.