The lab is launching Ride Bend, an on-demand, app-based transit service for community members and students.

OSU-Cascades Launches Microtransit Solution - Sep. 6, 2018

Funded by the City of Bend, Visit Bend, Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization, Cascades East Transit, and St. Charles Health System.

Data Analytics



Mobility is increasingly being offered as a service by companies that facilitate sharing of bikes, cars, and scooters through mobile apps. This trend is growing and has potential to impact the number of miles driven alone in motor vehicles in Central Oregon.

The team is obtaining and analyzing datasets from rideshare providers (e.g., Uber, Lyft) and Zagster bike share services. The analysis can help transportation managers in Central Oregon understand how residents travel throughout the region and provide valuable information that can influence future transportation investments in the region.

The Mobility Lab is working with the City of Bend to pilot various forms of "micro-mobility", "small vehicles", or personal mobility devices. We are facilitating conversations with operators and helping the City define the operating parameters. 

Bike Share Program Expands with Sponsors 10 Barrel and SELCO - Jul 27, 2018

We will support communications programs, in cooperation with Bend 2030’s Move Bend Coalition, aimed at educating and engaging the community in the conversation about transportation improvements than can sustain Bend’s livability.