Phoenix public transit to try Waymo to connect more riders

Five months after Uber pulled its self-driving cars out of Arizona following a fatal accident, Google spinoff Waymo is putting the technology back on Phoenix streets in partnership with the city’s transit system.

Valley Metro, the agency that oversees metro Phoenix’s light rail and buses, had already been in talks about partnering with Waymo for several months before the accident last March that killed a pedestrian. The company’s safety record is impeccable, but they are always trying to improve, Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith said Wednesday.