Second Mobility Innovation Collaborative Workshop

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Second Mobility Innovation Collaborative Workshop

The MIC Workshop is an interactive event to discuss mobility innovation with experts, meet innovators, and share lessons learned.

By Shared-Use Mobility Center

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, May 2 · 9am - 5pm CDT


Merchandise Mart 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza 6th Floor Chicago, IL 60654

About this event

  • 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The Mobility Innovation Collaborative (MIC) is a Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) program run in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to provide technical assistance to over 40 FTA grantees from across the country, increase awareness about mobility innovations, and share lessons learned from projects. These grantees are spearheading some of the most innovative and challenging projects in the mobility landscape relating to automation, mobility on demand, novel data sources, data integration, and payment integration.

The MIC Workshop is an interactive event to discuss key technical issues on mobility innovation with experts, to meet peer mobility innovators from around the country, and to share lessons learned from pilot projects. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn from and have conversations with transit agency officials, policy makers, public and private sector leaders, transportation experts, and innovators from around the country.

The MIC Workshop is a free and open to the public event sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration.


The tentative agenda is as follows:


  • 9:00 am CT: Opening Remarks
  • 9:30 am CT: MIC Projects Demonstration
    • Developing ODX Platforms: TriMet and PVTA
    • Integrating traffic and and transit management data in a cloud-based platform: COTA
    • Developing a regional multi-modal journey planning application: ATL
  • 11:30 am CT: Interactive Discussion on Lessons Learned and the Future of Mobility Innovation



  • 1:30 pm CT: Technical Session: "Mobility Innovation: From Pilot to Program"
    • Veronica Vanterpool, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
    • Lisa Rivers, Acting Transit Administrator for the Office of Transit and Ridesharing, Connecticut Department of Transportation
    • Julie White, Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation, North Carolina Department of Transportation
    • Chad Ballentine, VP of Demand Response & Innovative Mobility, Capital Metro
  • 4:00 pm CT: Mobility Innovation Tools Informational Session
  • 4:00 pm CT: MIC Grantee-only Session


  • 5:30 pm CT: Happy Hour


The MIC Workshop takes place in conjunction with SUMC’s 2023 National Shared Mobility Summit.

The MIC Workshop will take place at Meet on 6, on the 6th floor of the Merchandise Mart.

The Merchandise Mart has a wheelchair-accessible entrance at the main entrance of the building, on W. Merchandise Mart Plaza facing the river. The Lower Office Elevators (near the main W. Merchandise Mart Plaza entrance) or the Wells elevators (near the N. Wells St. entrance) will take you to the 6th floor. If you have any accessibility needs to ensure your ability to participate in the MIC Workshop, please let us know.

The Merchandise Mart is accessible directly via the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) service. You can pay for your CTA transit tickets using the Ventra’s mobile app or card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or with cash.

  • Take the CTA Blue Line from O’Hare Airport and connect at Clark and Lake Station
  • Take the CTA Orange Line from Midway Airport and transfer at Washington/Wells Station
  • Take the CTA Brown and Purple L lines to the Merchandise Mart station
  • CTA buses routes #37 and #125 takes you to the Merchandise Mart

The Merchandise Mart is also accessible by Divvy bikeshare, using the Divvy mobile app, with docking stations at the intersection of W. Lake St. and N. Franklin St. as well as the intersection of W. Kinzie St. and N. Kingsbury St.


SUMC is committed to maintaining a safe environment for MIC Workshop attendees, speakers, and partners. SUMC will follow all local, state, and federal guidance about COVID-19, and will update COVID policies as needed to maintain the safety of everyone involved in the event.

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