Innovation

A few years ago, driverless cars were science fiction. Now they're being tested on city streets across the world. Auto experts predict that 25 percent of all cars will be electric by 2025. And in the transit world, there's so much going on it's hard to keep up: bus rapid transit and services like Uber and micro-transit to provide "last mile" service from the bus stop to home are just a few.

The best cities in the world are finding ways to link all these innovations through smart technology that reduces congestion and costs, increasing quality of life for all.

Move Bend has worked with OSU Cascades, government agencies and private donors to build a new Bend Mobility Lab at the university. A public-private partnership, the Lab is funded by the City of Bend, OSU Cascades, The Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization and St. Charles Health System. Learn more about it at https://osucascades.edu/mobility-lab