Lift Up Syracuse Southside Neighborhood Commuters and Families
The Southside neighborhood in Syracuse unquestionably defines a community with the utmost need for an improved quality of life through the development of an advanced clean energy economy. Furthermore, Southside holds the distinct potential to become the catalyst for broadscale transformation in creating more sustainable, affordable, and equitable communities and regions. This project leads with measuring community impacts on quality of life through the lens of cost savings to individual households through an increased access to virtual connectivity coupled by an increased portfolio of clean electric mobility options, ultimately aggregated within the context of mobility-as-a-service (MaaS). Emerging electric mobility services will compliment these connections with affordable physical access to all parts of the city including economic opportunity centers. The project is designed in part to provide NYSERDA with rich, granular information on community-level impacts, sourcing from real-time data, and other sources, such as public health and economic development indicators.
We want to use electric mobility within the context of an overall multimodal portfolio of e-mobility to produce localized cost-savings to individual households for transportation costs. We plan to use this project to advance that agenda and to help citizens maximize the use of the entire NYSERDA suite of services that reduce the cost of mobility to individual households and help CENTRO demonstrate how efficiency gains can be realized that allow for additional coverage or lean operations. Electric automated first/last mile shuttles and electric driverless grocery delivery vehicles need supporting infrastructure to operate and interface with customers. Our project will provide both solutions. The Team will start by building the Syracuse Surge Mobility Data Ecosystem (SSMDE) in 12 months, a preliminary architecture is included with the proposal. The system will be designed to scale and provide the core necessary functions for advanced mobility solutions. From an infrastructure perspective, the project will fund the installation of up to 75 electric vehicle chargers and nearly 100 public WIFI IoT devices in 18 months, including some 5G pilots. Further leveraging the software investment, we will develop user applications to integrate the Metropia Mobility-as-a-Service platform and other administration applications in 6 months. We'll also work with Tesiac to integrate their Infrastructure-as-a-Service model to provide true smart cities operations.
This project will be successful when the user applications are available for use with a goal of being operational 18 months after notice to proceed.