The Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) today welcomed seven new member organizations and expanded its Urban Air Policy Collaborative project. The new members include Arup; the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium; the city of San Jose, California; Helicopter Association International; transportation consultants HMMH; the Los Angeles Department of Transportation; and eVTOL aircraft developer Wisk Aero.
CAMI says its members reflect a broad spectrum of interests and stand committed to supporting the responsible integration of the “third dimension” of travel at the state and local level in the U.S. “By combining perspectives and sharing resources we can co-create a vision of the future of transportation that is sustainable, equitable, and successful,” said CAMI director of industry and strategy Anna Mracek Dietrich. “Our members make this possible.”
Separately, CAMI’s Urban Air Policy Collaborative (UAPC) has launched its second cohort of public agencies collaborating to develop a framework of policies and best practices for the local advanced air mobility implementation. The UAPC supports knowledge sharing, discussion of issues, development of recommendations, and collaboration with peers through a program of two workshops, presentations, and conversations.
“As the industry matures the technologies needed to bring electric aircraft into communities, the need to bridge the work of the industry with the local communities where this technology will be implemented is becoming ever more acute,” said CAMI executive director Yolanka Wulff. “CAMI understands the importance of working with all of the stakeholders to develop a vision for advanced air mobility that benefits as many community members as possible and is an integral part of our transportation systems and daily lives.”
Established in July 2019 to support the integration of urban air mobility into communities, CAMI connects communities and industry by providing resources and education to decision-makers, the public, and the media at the state and local levels.