Contra Costa Transportation Authority Gets NHTSA Permission to Test AVs on Public Roads

CCTA moves one step closer to being first in US to implement sustained & comprehensive autonomous vehicle & transit pilot program.

Authorized by California Assembly Bill 1592, CCTA is positioned to be the first agency in the USA to devise and fully implement a sustained, comprehensive AV and transit pilot program of this kind, where autonomous vehicles will share the road with drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.

CCTA is currently leading a pilot demonstration project at Bishop Ranch, operating electric, low-speed, multi-passenger AVs that are not equipped with a steering wheel, brake pedal, accelerator or operator. In March 2017, CCTA, GoMentum Station, Bishop Ranch and EasyMile announced the second phase of testing for the EasyMile EZ10 shared autonomous vehicles at the business park.