MAY MOBILITY JOINS PARTNERSHIP FOR TRANSPORTATION INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and WASHINGTON, DC – Today, May Mobility and the Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO) announced that May Mobility has joined the coalition and its mission to study the impact of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the workforce to ensure that deployment of the technology will improve quality of life and economic opportunity for all Americans.

 

 

“Planning for a workforce of the future is a critical component to May Mobility’s mission to support cities with safe, clean, and accessible autonomous shuttles. This mission starts with the transportation workers who help bring our autonomous services to the communities we serve,” said May Mobility vice president and chief of staff Rohit Bery. “We are committed to supporting PTIO and working with our coalition partners to help ensure a future where everyone benefits from autonomous mobility solutions.”

 

PTIO is led by its members at the American Trucking Associations, Daimler, FedEx, Ford, Lyft, Toyota Motor North America, UPS, and Waymo. The organization is working together with policymakers, industry, academia, and other interested stakeholders to identify policies and programs that ensure our entire workforce is prepared for the deployment of AVs and will ultimately benefit from this exciting technology. 


“May Mobility will provide unique insights and perspectives to PTIO’s work as the company has actively provided autonomous shuttle rides to over 270,000 people across multiple cities,” said PTIO Executive Director Kathryn Branson. “We are thrilled to have another leading AV company join us in our efforts to fully understand what AVs mean for the workforce, and subsequently derive policies that prepare incumbent workers and the workforce of tomorrow for this promising innovation. We welcome May as our newest member and will value its contributions to further PTIO’s objectives.” 

 

About May Mobility

May Mobility is a leader in autonomous vehicle technology development and deployment. With more than 270,000 autonomous rides to date, May Mobility is committed to delivering safe, efficient, and sustainable shuttle solutions designed to complement today’s public transportation options. The company’s ultimate goal is to realize a world where self-driving systems make transportation more accessible and reliable, the roads safer, and encourage better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant, and livable spaces. For more information, visit maymobility.com.

 

About PTIO

Launched in June 2018, PTIO is led by its members at the American Trucking Associations, Daimler, FedEx, Ford, Lyft, Toyota Motor North America, UPS, Waymo, and May Mobility — leading companies and associations that are working together with government, educators, and other stakeholders to examine the opportunities and challenges of AV deployment and identify policies and programs that ensure our entire workforce can benefit from the adoption of AV technology.

 

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Contact:

Craig Daitch

Telemetry for May Mobility

248-880-4403

[email protected]

 

Kathryn Branson

Executive Director

Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity 

484-553-6857

[email protected]

 

MAY MOBILITY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JENNIFER KEESMAAT TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ANN ARBOR, Mich. –  May Mobility announced today the appointment of former city of Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat to its Board of Directors. A Registered Professional Planner and a member of both the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Congress for New Urbanism, Keesmaat spent nearly fifteen years as a founding partner of Toronto-based planning and urban design firm Office for Urbanism in addition to being a founding partner of multi-disciplinary design organization, Dialog.

“Jennifer understands cities’ transportation challenges first-hand,” said Edwin Olson, CEO of May Mobility. “Her knowledge and experience will help us create products and services that better meet the needs of transportation planners.”

Keesmaat’s recognitions include a Distinguished Visitor in Residence Emeritus at the University of Toronto, a seat on the Advisory Board of the Urban Land Institute, Toronto, and is a member of the International Panel of Experts, Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority. Keesmaat was also named one of the “most powerful people in Canada” by Macleans, one of the “most influential” by Toronto Life, and one of the top Women of Influence in Canada.

“I am looking forward to serving in this role for May Mobility,” said Keesmaat. “How we move around in cities is fundamental to their success. We are in a moment in history where we have the opportunity to embrace new options and May is at the forefront of accelerating those options, with best-in-class leadership. Safer, greener and more accessible cities are within our reach, and May Mobility has both the aspiration and the technical expertise to deliver.”

Keesmaat has a Combined Honours degree in Philosophy and English from the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters in Environmental Studies, Politics and Planning, from York University. As a Registered Professional Planner, her work has been repeatedly recognized by professional associations, including as the recipient of the 2016 President’s Award of Excellence, from the Canadian Institute of Planners; the 2016 Bryden Alumni Award, York University, the 2017 City Builders Award from EDIT/the Design Exchange; the International Placemaking Award, City of Lyon, France 2017; and most recently, the 2019 The Edmund N. Bacon Award from the Center for Architecture and Design, Philadelphia.

Keesmaat joins existing board members Yoshinori Fukuoka of Toyota Motor Corporation, Benjamin Birnbaum of Keyframe Capital, Ray Cheng of Millenium Technology Venture Partners and May Mobility CEO Edwin Olson.

 

About May Mobility

May Mobility is a leader in autonomous vehicle technology development and deployment. With more than 270,000 autonomous rides to date, May Mobility is committed to delivering safe, efficient and sustainable shuttle solutions designed to complement today’s public transportation options. The company’s ultimate goal is to realize a world where self-driving systems make transportation more accessible and reliable, the roads safer, and encourage better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant, and livable spaces. For more information, visit maymobility.com.

 

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Contact:

Craig Daitch

Telemetry for May Mobility

248-880-4403

[email protected]