AMG is the program manager for Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s (CCTA’s) Shared Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program. The pilot program will deploy electric, low-speed, driverless, multi-passenger shuttles throughout Contra Costa County to solve first-and-last mile commuting challenges by connecting residents to transit at low cost with zero emissions. Authorized by California Assembly Bill 1592, the program is poised to become the first of this kind in the United States where autonomous shuttles will be sharing the road with drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.
The CCTA leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership among public and private transportation professionals in research development, testing validation and commercialization of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CV/AV) technologies to redefine the next generation transportation network infrastructure and mobility. AMG staff helped to co-found the innovative program and are currently managing all aspects – supporting planning, policy and legislation to CV/AV testing and operations.
AMG staff are providing project management and project delivery oversight services for the CCTA’s $2 billion program. We act as an extension of agency staff —with many similar responsibilities performed by agency personnel, including project administrative and financial support, strategic planning and strategic plan development support, public involvement and public participation services, program and project reporting, and procurement support.
AMG staff have been providing project controls support, planning, policy, and project delivery services since 2012. We manage the day-to-day activities associated with the planning effort to develop initial policy recommendations for the TIMMA program and managing the systems engineering contract work. Our team oversees consultant work and deliverables; manages the project schedule; supports grant management; and coordinates stakeholder meetings, including the Technical Advisory Committee.
MOBILITY OPTIONS AND SOLUTIONS
Our team currently manages the CCTA’s 511 Contra Costa Program which provides countywide commute transportation and community-based programs to educate and encourage the public to use active modes of transportation, and to inspire more efficient use of our existing transportation infrastructure without costly expansions required to support additional capacity.
INNOVATIVE TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS
This project includes operational improvements and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems strategies, such as adaptive ramp metering and incident management, from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Toll Plaza to the Carquinez Bridge. AMG staff worked with Caltrans and 13 local cities and agencies to establish a communication network between transportation centers and field devices.
Express lanes are one of the high-tech strategies being implemented in the Bay Area and throughout the country to keep people moving on existing roadways using proven technology, engineering expertise and dynamic pricing. Express lanes are an innovative way to make better use of existing infrastructure (freeways) by utilizing often- underused carpool lanes, while generating funding for transit options such as express buses along the route.