2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: Automated Vehicle Transit Applications in Atlanta

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Activity ID: NPC187040

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  • Understand potential transit applications for connected and autonomous-vehicle technologies
  • Communicate the value propositions and implementation challenges for the various projects presented
  • Recognize pilot project opportunities in your city, using the various examples provided in Atlanta's context as templates


Cities can leverage connected automated vehicles to improve transit operations and rider experiences through cost reductions, improved safety and more effective service. We look at specific applications of these technologies, using Atlanta as a case study. There is increased public interest in launching and studying these programs, as evidenced by the Federal Transit Administration's recently announced Strategic Transit Automation Research plan. Our proposals include circulator shuttles, public ridesharing, and bus rapid transit, some of which we already see in pilots elsewhere.

Session Speakers

Abigail B. Marinelli
Atlanta, GA

Nathaniel Horadam
Atlanta, GA

David Boyd
Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Daniel Walls
Atlanta, GA

David J. Ederer
Atlanta, GA