Driverless Shuttle Makes Rounds at Raley Field

A bright red driverless mini-bus was showcased at Raley Field for invited media and guests to introduce the concept of a proposed Riverfront Shuttle. The electric vehicle can transport up to 12 passengers at a top speed of 20 mph. It uses lasers and cameras to follow a set route without the need for a driver.

City Councilmember Chris Ledesma describes the Riverfront Shuttle concept

City Councilmember Chris Ledesma describes the Riverfront Shuttle concept – 7/11/17

The shuttle would serve residents and visitors throughout the growing Bridge District and Washington Neighborhood, including The Barn, River Cats stadium and also offices, restaurants and businesses along Third street to the I street Bridge.

The shuttle is one of many options West Sacramento is considering as the next link in the City’s transit network. The concept is an important piece of the City’s Mobility Action plan:

  • Bike Share: Social Bicycles– there are currently 50 shareable bikes at spots throughout the City with a full fleet of 900 bikes coming soon
  • YoloBus Downtown shuttle – the new route allows for direct access to downtown Sacramento and events at the Golden One Center
  • Downtown Street Car project-with stops on either side of the river, could begin construction as early as 2018
  • Mobility Hubs are being created around the City featuring various transit options including ride share services.

The driverless shuttle was presented by the Yolo Country Transit District in partnership with Transdev which operates public transport services in several countries.

 

RELATED:

West Sacramento Considering Driverless Shuttle Buses-CBS-13
West Sacramento’s futuristic shuttle doesn’t need a driver KCRA-3
West Sac Demonstrates Self-Driving Public Transit Vehicles 7-11-2017-KFBK newsradio

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