What is the history of the Bloomberg Mayor's Challenge in South Bend?
In 2018, the City of South Bend conducted a pilot in partnership with local employers and a rideshare company. The goal of the pilot was to (1) demonstrate and measure the value of reliable transportation options and (2) gather lessons about how such a program can be expanded sustainably in South Bend. After the pilot, South Bend was one of nine cities selected to receive a $1 million grant from Bloomberg to continue improving, testing, and expanding its solution.
What is the future of the Bloomber Mayor's Challenge in South Bend?
In 2019, the City will hire a Founding Director for the project, conduct more pilots, and will start to work with more local employers to expand the idea of transportation as a benefit.