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NJ Transit looks to the future of self-driving cars

NJBIZ STAFF | NJBIZ

New Jersey Transit on Tuesday presented local municipalities and community-based transportation groups with their first glimpse at autonomous, self-driving shuttles at the New Jersey Council on Special Transportation Expo in Edison.

Transit hopes to test the self-driving shuttles as part of a pilot program that will fill the gap on first- and last-mile transit options.

NJ Transit submitted a proposal to the Federal Transit Administration for a $950,000 grant to test three self-driving shuttles as part of the pilot program that would last several years.

The first phase would be closed-course testing on a 40-acre site on a closed section of Fort Monmouth. Phase two would require obtaining permits to allow the vehicles to drive on public roads and carry passengers within the Fort Monmouth property.

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