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Urban Mobility & Equity Center

Urban Mobility & Equity Center

The Urban Mobility & Equity Center (UMEC) focuses on research to improve urban mobility of people and goods in an environmentally sustainable and equitable manner. Based at Morgan State University, UMEC includes the University of Maryland and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

UMEC's core and competitively awarded research projects center on three research themes:

  • Transit/paratransit and freight planning and operations to improve mobility, access and cost efficiency;
  • Buyer acceptance, affordability and government promotion of connected and automated vehicles, including social equity considerations during diffusion of technology; or
  • Distribution of transportation costs and benefits, including equity of user fees and taxes that fund infrastructure and services

Get EVsmart!

Join us on Friday, May 7 at 10 a.m. for a the free webinar Getting EVsmart: How Utilities like BGE are driving Equitable Electrified Transportation.

Baltimore Gas and Electric, founded in 1816, is driving Maryland forward to the future, laying groundwork for a transition to electric vehicles. Join BGE's CEO and its EVsmart team to learn about how BGE is supporting EVs and working to bring equitable access to this revolutionary new tech. BGE will be joined by executives from Volkswagen and Bay Area-startup WeaveGrid to discuss their own efforts to develop and market new EV products and technologies for consumers and businesses.

Attend via Zoom:

National Summer Transportation Institute Goes Virtual!

The National Summer Transportation Institute, a free program for high school and middle school students, was canceled last summer due to COVID-19 but will be offered virtually this July. Learn more and apply online.


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