Mobility Data Collaborative (MDC) - About



MDC announces the Mobility Data Sharing Assessment (MDSA) Pilot Program 2022. We invite stakeholders in shared mobility data to participate and help test this operational tool to assess privacy risks in their mobility data sharing processes. MDSA is freely available to download and use. More information in the announcement and recruitment brochure attached. Download here.


SAE recommended practice JA3163, covering taxonomy related to on-demand and shared mobility services has been released, updating the original SAE document from 2018. SAE Recommended Practice JA3163 Taxonomy of On Demand and Shared Mobility: Ground, Aviation, and Marine, was released by the Shared and Digital Mobility Committee in June, 2021. This document is an update to SAE J3163, originally released in September, 2018. This resource is free to download here

Our Mission

The Mobility Data Collaborative is a multi-sector forum where mobility partners gather to establish a framework for mobility data sharing. Our partners share a joint vision of leveraging mobility data to promote safe, equitable, and livable streets for all.

Our Principles

Foster Inclusivity and Equality. The Collaborative’s efforts should endeavor to benefit everyone.

Embrace Collaboration. Each partner offers unique expertise and perspectives. Together, we can accomplish more.

Support Wide Adoption. We invite all municipalities and private organizations to leverage our learnings.

Complement, not Duplicate. We never start from scratch: We build from the work and knowledge of our partners and the wider mobility community.

Act with Urgency. Our work has real, tangible impact on our city streets. We will move deliberately to bring about results.

Challenge Ourselves. We will continually adapt as new forms of mobility emerge.



Membership is open to all stakeholders with an interest in shared mobility. All Members are welcome to participate and contribute to leadership, technical work and other activities.

Types of Membership:

  • Core Members are public agencies who own and operate infrastructure and private organizations who own or operate shared fleets and/or services or provide manage data-sharing systems or software.
  • Collaborators are entities representing groups of organizations and/or professionals (e.g., trade associations), academic institutions and other interested parties.

Our Members share a joint vision of leveraging mobility data to promote safe, equitable, and livable streets. Our membership includes:

Convening Public and Private Partners



Mobility Data Sharing Assessment

Today, organizations use data to recognize patterns and needs. As data is collected, collated, aggregated and analyzed, it is important to protect the privacy of individuals. The MDC and FPF collaboratively developed a practical set of resources for organizations to ensure appropriate legal and policy review of mobility data sharing initiatives.

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Glossary and Metrics

Regulators—from policymakers to infrastructure managers and planners—rely on data to make decisions. It is imperative that performance metrics are consistent across operators and regions to enable stakeholders to effectively communicate and measure the impact of new forms of mobility. Data Sharing Glossary and Metrics for Shared Micromobility provides a consensus-based set of definitions for commonly used terms and metrics.

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Data Privacy and Governance

Mobility data holds great potential to support transportation officials and their efforts to manage the public right-of-way, but the unlimited distribution of mobility data carries untested risks to privacy and public trust. Guidelines for Mobility Data Sharing Governance and Contracting provides a framework that aligns the interests of the public and private sectors while addressing privacy, transparency, data ownership, and consumer trust.

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