Autonomous Vehicles in Public Transit Today…and in the Future

From the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) to Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) and beyond, the Sunshine State has taken bold first steps in learning how autonomous mobility can add immediate and long-term value across its existing complex public transit systems.

Close collaboration with autonomous mobility-as-a-service pioneer, Beep, has been enabling various regions to prove out the technology safely through purpose-built solutions in real-world shuttle deployments, servicing real microtransit needs. Logically starting off with what’s referred to as first and last mile use cases that complement existing means of connecting people to arterial routes and existing core transit services, Florida authorities and Beep are already at a stage where they’re integrating autonomous mobility deep into communities.