Pilot Program to Demonstrate the Benefits of Vehicle-Assist and Automation (VAA) Applications for Full-Size Public Transit Buses

Sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) the objective of the project is to demonstrate the technical merits and feasibility of Vehicle-Assist and Automation (VAA) technology applications using transit in-service buses, and to assess benefits (improved trip times, quicker and easier boarding for all passengers, reduced accidents, a smoother "rail like" service and the potential for a reduction in right-of-way requirements and costs). The tests will be conducted at two sites, Franklin EmX BRT line at Lane transit District (LTD), in Eugene, Oregon, and the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane along AC Transit M line from Hesperian Boulevard to San Mateo toll plaza. Two AC Transit buses and one LTD bus will be equipped with VAA systems for field tests. The project will be evaluated by an independent evaluation team.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $2380000.00
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
    • Project Managers:

      Sun, Z

    • Performing Organizations:

      Regents of the University of California, Berkeley

      Berkeley, CA  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Skabardonis, Alexander

    • Start Date: 20090305
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 22900

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466246
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:13PM