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.