It all sounds the same right? An engineering firm adds innovative, emerging, and advanced mobility to their portfolio – offering clients the latest and greatest thought in the technologies and services that are radically changing how we offer transportation? At FHU, we pride ourselves on the close relationships we have built with our state, city and transit agency partners with a focus on highly personalized, excellence-focused services.

But is there such a thing as “personal” advanced mobility solutions? When you have the right people and team to help navigate this space, you can transform the arm waving about flying cars and robots that deliver packages into real conversations about Future Ready transportation tailored to your community and mobility needs.

Let’s talk about…

  • new camera and LIDAR systems that protect pedestrians and cyclists, 
  • innovative micromobility (scooter) services and mobility hubs that remove mobility barriers for low-income neighborhoods, 
  • a statewide automated vehicle policy to allow a campus to run an automated shuttle service, 
  • on-demand transit services to leverage electrification and new technology platforms to better provide clean transportation, 
  • advanced mobility opportunities during a NEPA alternatives analysis process,
  • deployment strategies to incorporate personal delivery devices on sidewalks, and
  • best practices and funding opportunities with peer organizations, government agencies and private sector mobility partners.

No one makes those conversations easier than Amy Ford, FHU’s new Director of Advanced Mobility. She is on the forefront of these new technologies and her goal is to make talking about them second nature for our clients.  Amy brings both national expertise and local experience, having formerly led the strategic direction and activities of the Mobility on Demand Alliance and ITS America policy programs in the areas of connected and automated transportation, sustainability and electrification and emerging transportation technology.

Prior to working with ITS America, Amy served as the Chief of Advanced Mobility for the Colorado Department of Transportation, responsible for accelerating innovation programs, policies and projects, including connected and autonomous vehicles, mobility operations, workforce of the future, communications and other transportation technologies.

Amy combines her industry leadership with FHU’s advanced mobility portfolio which includes Denver’s first multi-use shared street on the 39th Street Greenway, Denver’s Mobility Hub Framework or Denver and Arvada’s Innovation Pilot Frameworks; Colorado DOT’s Transit Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Transit Roadmap, Green House Gas (GHG) Transit Dashboard and Wrong Way Driving Detection Systems, Denver’ Regional Transportation District’s Reimagine RTD effort or Omaha’s adaptive traffic signals.

Amy, Rachel Ackermann and FHU’s Advanced Mobility team is focused on helping communities and agencies truly understand and then harness advanced mobility solutions that can elevate how to move people, data and goods both today and tomorrow by:

  • Evaluating and integrating emerging mobility strategies and policies;
  • Building relationships with peer organizations, government agencies and private sector mobility partners to identify best practices and funding opportunities; and
  • Designing and deploying advanced mobility solutions, technologies and tools to solve mobility needs and build community.

Being personal is about truly listening to the challenges we are trying to solve, caring about the people we are working to support, and adding the right amount of knowledge combined with the excitement (tempered always by reality) that advanced mobility solutions can bring to forward safety and mobility.

We look forward to introducing you to Amy and Rachel and continuing a conversation about how we can help community partners like you improve mobility and FHUture Ready your projects.

Download: FHU Advanced Mobility PDF