AV Transit Projects Are Evolving to Full-Scale Deployments

Small, autonomous, low-speed shuttle use is expected to increase as pilot projects advance to full-scale developments and the technology becomes more integrated into daily transit operations.

During a webinar centered on the release of the Low-Speed Automated Vehicles in Public Transportation report, experts and researchers discussed the near-term trajectory of the emerging technology…

That near future could be as soon as 2023 in Jacksonville, Fla., where the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is in the process of procuring 12 to 15 small, electric AV shuttles to be used as transit vehicles along what the city is calling the Bay Street Innovation Corridor. The $44 million project is the first phase of a comprehensive plan to modernize and expand upon an aging above-grade monorail system, called the Skyway.