Who IS using MDS?

Cities     •     Mobility Providers     •     Software Companies
About MDS

More than 130 cities and public agencies around the world are currently using the Mobility Data Specification (MDS), and it has been implemented by many major mobility service providers. Plus, because MDS allows cities and companies to communicate and exchange essential information digitally, there are also several software companies working with MDS to develop solutions related to emerging mobility.


How cities use MDS depends on a variety of factors: their transportation goals, existing services and infrastructure, and the unique needs of their communities. Browse this sampling of public mobility websites or policy and permit documents to learn more about how MDS is being used in different cities.


Bergen, Norway. Running a pilot project for shared scooters where the operators must comply with these guidelines – including data sharing employing MDS Agency API.
Bogotá, Columbia. Read the overview on the city government website landing page and see details on the permit process page and they use Agency and Provider as seen in the technical appendix.
Chicago, IL. E-Scooter Share Pilot Program information.
Denver, CO. Dockless Mobility Vehicle Pilot Permit Program in the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure.
Detroit, MI. See the Public Works Scooter Page and the Dockless Scooters Interpretation.
Kelowna, Canada. Bikeshare Permit Program and operator application.
Long Beach, CA. Detailed Permit Application including MDS and general reporting.
Los Angeles, CA. The rules and guidelines for the Los Angeles Dockless Bikeshare Systems / Pilot Program can be found on Council Clerk Connect along with supporting info on ladot.io. See the application and Technical Compliance documents.
Louisville, KY. City Dockless Vehicle Policy and Public Works Guidance.
Miami, FL. Full details on the Miami Scooter Program.
Minneapolis, MN. Mobility Data Methodology and Analysis and Motorized Foot Scooters webpage.
Omaha, NE: Read the city’s Operating Agreement for the Motorized Bicycle and Scooter Sharing program.
Philadelphia, PA. Dockless Bike Share Pilot and regulations, including application and regulations.
Pittsburgh, PA. The city’s Bike+ Master Plan includes multiple modes.
Portland, OR. Administrative Rule and data sharing document from PBOT.
San Francisco, CA. Read the SFMTA Permit Application documents and Powered Scooter Share Permit Program page including dashboards and data.
San Jose, CA. Shared Micro-mobility Permit Administrative Regulations.
Santa Monica, CA. The rules and guidelines are on the Santa Monica Shared Mobility Pilot Program page, and also see the full regulations and pilot program summary report.
Seattle, WA. SDOT’s Free-floating Bike Share Permitting program, permit requirements, and Mobility Data Privacy and Handling Guidelines.
Ulm, Germany. A draft of the guidelines can be found at the city’s GitHub presence.
Washington, DC. Information about the program can be found on DDOT’s dockless mobility page along with the terms and conditions and Attachment C data standards. Further information on the dockless data policies are available here.



Many mobility service providers (MSPs) around the world use MDS, allowing them to create tools around a single data standard for multiple cities and more efficiently scale their services.



An open source approach to data specifications benefits cities and companies by creating a space for collaborative development, reducing costs, and nurturing a healthy, competitive ecosystem for mobility services and software tools – this includes those built by software companies providing their services to cities, agencies, and providers. 


Blue Systems offers cities real time data management solutions to monitor and regulate mobility providers while streamlining travel experience for residents and visitors.
Ride Report empowers cities around the world to bring new, clean forms of transportation – including shared e-scooters and e-bikes – to life.
Vianova is the data platform for cities and operators to build the future of transportation.


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