Catch a Ride Around Downtown on Arlington RAPID Self-Driving Shuttle Service
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 08, 2021, June 08, 2021

Since March, Via Arlington customers have been taking trips around Downtown and The University of Texas at Arlington in self-driving vehicles.

The Arlington RAPID pilot program, available to riders through the Via app, is the first in the United States to integrate on-demand autonomous vehicles into an existing public transportation service. A fleet of five self-driving vehicles, including a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, is available to book from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for destinations within the RAPID service area, which includes the Downtown Library, City Hall, UTA and numerous restaurants, offices, and businesses.

The City of Arlington is operating RAPID (Rideshare, Automation, and Payment Integration Demonstration) in partnership with Via, May Mobility, and UT Arlington through a grant provided by the Federal Transit Administration.

You can learn more about Arlington RAPID pilot program and other mobility improvements, including Public Works & Transportation’s recent maintenance and construction accomplishments, in the latest edition of the Enhance Regional Mobility newsletter.

All quarterly City Council priority newsletters are produced in a digital formal, allowing for layers of additional video content and important links.

In This Issue

• City of Arlington Launches First On-Demand Self-Driving Shuttle Service with RAPID
• Citywide Street Projects and Updates
• Arlington Public Works & Transportation Keeps the City Moving
• City of Arlington Once Again Recognized for Traffic Safety Initiatives
• Residents with Confirmed Vaccine Appointments Ride Via & Handitran for Free During March and April
• By the Numbers: Handitran & Via Rideshare

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