First: Grant Enables Automated Transit Buses in Connecticut

CTtransit will work with Robotic Research LLC, New Flyer of America, and the Center for Transportation and Environment to be the first public transit provider in the United States to operate full-sized, autonomous buses.

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July 1, 2020, 10:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently received a $2 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to launch the first automated technology program for full-sized transit buses in the country," reports Cailin Crowe. 

"The 'Integrated Mobility Innovation' grant will aid development of automated technology to be used on CTtransit's 'CTfastrak,' a 9.4-mile rapid transit bus corridor in central Connecticut," adds Crowe. 

More details on the project and partnership that will work toward making CTtransit the first to operate automated public transit buses are included in the article.  More information is also available in an article published by Mass Transit magazine.

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