City of Arlington Seeks Public Input on New Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 05, 2020, August 05, 2020

The City of Arlington is seeking public input ahead of the launch of a new public transportation pilot program, Arlington RAPID (Rideshare, Automation, and Payment Integration Demonstration).

The City of Arlington is seeking public input ahead of the launch of a new public transportation pilot program, Arlington RAPID (Rideshare, Automation, and Payment Integration Demonstration).

The Arlington RAPID project will integrate fully autonomous vehicles into Arlington's existing Via on-demand rideshare service. This pilot will include a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle and free autonomous vehicle rides for University of Texas at Arlington students. RAPID is expected to launch in March 2021 as a one-year pilot.

Feedback is critical to the success of this transportation project. Accordingly, a UTA research team will conduct a focus group on behalf of the City to collect input from people residing and/or working in Arlington. Due to the importance of feedback for the project, the team is seeking participants who are willing to voluntarily attend a one-hour virtual focus group discussion and complete an online survey in mid-August 2020. The UTA research team is seeking individuals who use Via and/or Handitran services or those who are interested in public transportation options in Arlington.

Interested in participating in this important study? Please click this link to provide your valuable input.

As part of its ongoing efforts to Enhance Regional Mobility and Put Technology to Work, the City of Arlington has already managed two successful autonomous vehicle deployments. The Milo off-street pilot program with EasyMile was conducted from August 2017 to August 2018 and the on-street pilot program with drive.ai vehicles was conducted from October 2018 to May 2019.

Click here to learn more about the RAPID pilot program.

For more information about the Arlington RAPID pilot program, please contact Ann Foss at Ann.Foss@arlingtontx.gov or 817-459-6678.

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