Green Tech Zero Emission Mobility Hub


Del Paso Heights in Sacramento


Green Technical Education and Employment


Aura Planning was hired as Program Manager for the Green Tech Zero Emission Mobility Hub. Our pivotal role encompassed designing the Hub, securing and managing funds, ensuring regulatory compliance,  conducting community engagement, and developing community-based carshare and rideshare programs. This hub is located in a low-income suburban neighborhood where transportation options are limited.


The story of this Green Tech Zero Emission Mobility Hub started with generous support and funding from the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), which led as the primary sponsor. It was further bolstered by significant support from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and the Office of Assemblymember Kevin McCarty. Various governmental and non-governmental entities including the City and County of Sacramento, and the Office of Councilmember Sean Loloee, Alco Building Solutions (ABS), and others also provided their assistance.


The Green Tech Zero Emission Mobility Hub, a groundbreaking mobility hub designed specifically for an underserved, low-density suburban neighborhood. Our mission was clear to foster transportation equity, promote clean energy, and provide access to green job training. The result is a new type of E-Mobility Hub, a concept created by Aura Planning, called TECHub (Transportation Equity Community Hub).



TECHub vs Mobility Hub

What is the difference between a TECHub and a Mobility Hub?

Mobility hubs are strategically designed transportation centers that facilitate the convergence of multiple modes of travel, such as walking, biking, public transit, and shared mobility services.

The primary objective is to improve access to transportation and enhance connectivity between these modes of travel. (See picture. Picture taken from

Transportation Equity Community Hubs (TECHub) focus on equity and access to opportunities tailored to the unique needs of each neighborhood. The concept of TECHubs was pioneered by Aura Planning Inc. in an effort to address access to clean mobility options, community awareness and education, and job training in Sacramento’s underserved communities. (See Picture)

TECHubs are more than conventional mobility hubs. They not only promote physical mobility, they also promote upward mobility and social equity.

Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) and SMUD are leading the development of more hubs in Sacramento to bring transportation equity to underserved communities.

This mobility hub concept illustration shows the wide range of services, amenities, and technologies that converge to create a seamless travel experience. Illustration courtesy SANDAG.


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