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8/5/2019



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Denver RTD concludes autonomous shuttle test


The RTD of Denver’s 61AV pilot program provided autonomous shuttle service between 61st and Pena Station, two businesses and a park-and-ride lot.
Photo – RTD of Denver

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The Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) intends to explore other autonomous shuttle services following last week’s conclusion of a six-month autonomous shuttle pilot program

In an effort to test the viability of using autonomous vehicles as a first- and last-mile connection, RTD’s four-stop shuttle service transported commuter-rail riders between the 61st and Pena Station, two businesses and a park-and-ride lot in Denver, RTD officials said in a press release.

Now, RTD officials are gathering test-run results to present to RTD's board by mid-September, with the intent to test other autonomous shuttle services in the future, officials said. 

EasyMile supplied the electric vehicle, 61AV, and Transdev operated it.



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