Trenton receives $5 million grant to make MOVES for residents

Trenton has been awarded $5 million in a state grant to kick start planning a transportation project involving autonomous vehicles.

The grant comes from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Local Transportation Project Fund. It will be used to plan the Trenton Mobility and Opportunity: Vehicles Equity System (MOVES) Project.

Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora says 70% of households in his city have only one car or no car at all…

The goal of the project is to deploy 100 autonomous vehicles throughout the city to provide low cost, environmentally friendly transportation.

For example, a resident on West State Street needs to get to their doctor on South Clinton Avenue. The resident would request the vehicle through an app or at one of 60 kiosks closest to them. The vehicle will come pick them up and drop them off at either their doctor’s front door or at the closest kiosk.