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First Transit Partners with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, EasyMile and 3M to Demonstrate Shared Autonomous Vehicle Solutions

AV Shuttle 3M Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS
– First Transit, continuing its leadership in shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) innovation, is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), EasyMile and 3M to demonstrate SAVs capabilities in winter weather.

First Transit is offering rides on the SAV to the public at Nicollet Mall from Third Street to Fourth Street in Downtown Minneapolis on January 26, 27, and 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST.

First Transit will support the project with onsite personnel, operations and maintenance support for the SAV.

“First Transit is proud to be leading the way in SAV technology and innovation,” said Justin Pate, senior vice president of First Transit. “As SAV technology is changing at a quick pace, we are excited to be at the forefront.”

First Transit currently has three operations of the SAV across North America, announcing the first autonomous passenger shuttle pilot in North America, signing an exclusive partnership with GoMentum Station for autonomous vehicle Innovation and Research, and bringing autonomous vehicle passenger shuttles to Dallas sports fans.

 

About First Transit:
First Transit, Inc. has 60 years of experience and is one of the largest private-sector providers of mobility solutions in North America moving more than 350 million passengers annually. First Transit, Inc. provides operation, management and consulting for more than 300 locations in 39 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama and India for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, municipalities, hospitals, universities and private companies. First Transit employs more than 19,500 dedicated transit professionals. For additional information, please visit FirstTransit.com.

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