Smart Mobility Readiness Assessment

Are you ready?

Technology is not only changing the way we move, but also how we think about moving. This shift brings uncertainty—communities are working to understand and prepare for the future of mobility. Central to this effort is gaining an understanding of how ready a community is to embrace and adopt smart mobility advancements.

Stantec and Vanderbilt University have developed the Smart Mobility Readiness Assessment Tool to help communities evaluate their preparedness to adopt smart mobility options in the future. The tool evaluates several categories to determine a community’s smart mobility readiness or maturity including diversity, equity, safety, and the environment. It also reviews system efficiencies, travel demand management and access to travel information, data sharing and privacy, interoperability and communications across and between modal networks and communities, and planning and governance.

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to smart mobility readiness—every community has its own needs and challenges. We’re here to help you figure out where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there.

The Readiness Assessment Tool in Action: Greater Nashville Regional Council

While developing a smart mobility assessment plan for greater Nashville, we used our Smart Mobility Readiness Assessment tool to assess communities in the seven-county region. Smart mobility is not a one size solution—we uncovered vast differences in levels of readiness from small rural communities with no understanding of terminology to larger metropolitan regions like Nashville. However, our tool was immensely useful in identifying areas for coordination and improved communication to meet the needs of all citizens. Learn More

The Readiness Assessment Tool in Action: City of Tulsa, OK

Through our work with the City of Tulsa to develop a mobility innovation strategy, we employed our Smart Mobility Readiness Assessment tool to get a sense of the City’s readiness to embrace and adopt smart mobility advancements to inform planning, policies, and investment. This tool helped us methodically evaluate the state of the city’s infrastructure—particularly traffic and transit technologies—and identified potential areas for strategic improvement to meet the City’s goals. Learn More

Strategic Partner: Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University was our strategic partner in developing the Smart Mobility Readiness Assessment tool. Globally renowned for its transformative education and research, Vanderbilt University is in Nashville where the concept of the Readiness Assessment tool was born. The team at Vanderbilt was instrumental to developing the approach, categories, and methodology used in the tool, beginning with work for the Greater Nashville Regional Council and expanding from there.
Expert Spotlight

Susan Marlow, Principal

I love to help clients solve problems in their community. I achieve this by helping clients think spatially and find the overlap in urban growth, connected/autonomous vehicles, and resilience.

Jason Schrieber, Senior Principal

Mobility is not about moving vehicles. It’s about giving all people better access to their daily needs in a smart, equitable and efficient manner. Whether by car, bus, bike, scooter or on foot, multi-modal travel is our passion.

Jeff Albee, Vice President, Director, Digital Solutions

Technology is more than new capabilities and improved performance; it’s also about upending traditional business models and value chains.
Jeff Albee Vice President, Director, Digital Solutions Read More

Marie-France Laurin, Business Development Director, Stantec GenerationAV™

By working together, we can create mobility solutions that make sense for and respond to the needs of every member of every community.
Marie-France Laurin Business Development Director, Stantec GenerationAV™ Read More

Daniel Baxter, Principal, Transportation

Only through advanced systems engineering can we help today’s transportation infrastructure battle traffic congestion and perform better.

Kate Jack, Smart Mobility Lead

I’m passionate about creating new opportunities for autonomous mobility—it will change cities and their citizens.

Susan Marlow


Jason  Schrieber

Senior Principal

Jeff Albee

Vice President, Director, Digital Solutions

Marie-France Laurin

Business Development Director, Stantec GenerationAV™

Daniel Baxter

Principal, Transportation

Kate Jack

Smart Mobility Lead

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