Wheels Shared Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration Project
With the advent of autonomous vehicles and the rapid development of autonomous vehicle technologies and connected vehicle applications, California is on the cusp of transforming everyday transportation, increasing road safety and improving mobility.
The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operators of the popular Wheels bus system and the Go Dublin partnership with transportation network companies, is exploring an innovative shared autonomous vehicle demonstration project within the City of Dublin in collaboration with the City of Dublin, Contra Costa Transit Authority, Stantec, and the GoMentum Station in Concord California.
LAVTA’s goals for the shared autonomous vehicle demonstration project include:
- Increasing transit jobs by increasing transit ridership and demand
- Creating a mode shift from single occupant vehicles to transit to decrease congestion and improve the environment
- Increasing farebox recovery for transit operations
- Improving trip reliability and safety
Resource Library for LAVTA Shared Autonomous Vehicle Project
Conceptual picture of future Wheels Shared Autonomous Vehicle