In late 2017, the first publicly accessible automated transit pilot was launched in Las Vegas, capable of transporting up to eight passengers. By December 2020, the Federal Transit Administration estimated that dozens of U.S. bus automation tests were under way.
This tremendous growth in the bus automation market is expected to quicken over the coming years. Rapid growth of the automated vehicle market may provide transit agencies with operational, financial, safety and service benefits.
WSP USA is at the forefront of this technology evolution.
A new whitepaper prepared by WSP will help guide and inform transit agencies, roadway authorities and other jurisdictions when considering the implementation of cost-effective transit solutions.
WSP has gained valuable insight into the benefits transit automation offers. This white paper presents expert recommendations and analysis framed around two scenarios:
- automating the bus yard, and
- applying bus platooning within Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems.
Both applications will showcase safety, operational, and financial benefits in the facility and corridor operating environments. Furthermore, critical topics such as workforce development and regulatory implications provide a holistic view of the future of transit automation.