CCTA Wins $7.5 Million USDOT Grant for Automated Driving Systems Pilot Program
We are thrilled to share Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s (CCTA) announcement of another successful USDOT Grant win supported by the AMG team! We are passionate about advancing the safety of connected autonomous vehicles (CAV) and Automated Driving Systems (ADS) and under the amazing leadership of CCTA, we have worked tirelessly to help attract additional funding to propel these programs forward.
“The ADS program is based on the actual needs and concerns of the community searching for solutions to mobility challenges,” said CCTA Executive Director Randell Iwasaki. “We need to integrate advanced technologies, innovative solutions, new partnerships and creative ideas to support the next generation of mobility.”
The CCTA’s ADS program will deploy three separate ADS projects:
PROJECT 1 – Rossmoor First Mile/Last Mile Shared Autonomous Vehicles, Walnut Creek, Calif. Increase transit accessibility for the elderly community using shared autonomous vehicles (SAVs). Data gathered will be used to develop safety performance measures.
PROJECT 2 – County Hospital, Accessible Transportation, Martinez, Calif. Provide on-demand, wheelchair accessible, autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle service to people who don’t have transportation. Gather data to develop safety performance measures and to provide accessible transportation to public health facilities, improving quality of life and medical appointment absenteeism.
PROJECT 3 – Personal Mobility on I-680 Corridor, Contra Costa County, Calif. Prepare the corridor for future Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). Install new and upgraded vehicle-to- infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technologies such as DSRC and 4G/5G communications, to accommodate both CAV technology and implementation of innovative operational strategies.
Read the full CCTA press release here.
Read the announcement from USDOT here.