Altamonte Springs, FL
The Florida Department of Transportation partnered with Altamonte Springs to fund the project so the City can serve as a testbed for the AV shuttle project and provide data on implementing the technology in other municipalities. The pilot provides convenient and sustainable transport options to connect people to major activity centers.
Beep and Altamonte Springs have partnered to deliver a first-of-its-kind phased autonomous shuttle pilot to explore alternative transit modes and offer solutions for the changing economic and urban landscape. Within the last phase of the project, the electric, shared and autonomous shuttle network called CraneRIDES will provide residents and visitors first and last-mile connectivity from the city’s main retail hub, to the regions commuter rail.
Uptown Altamonte - Cranes Roost
The first phase of CraneRIDES tests two electric AV shuttles on a nearly 1.5-mile route connecting Altamonte Mall, Renaissance Centre, Cranes Roost and AMC Theatre. Residents and visitors who use the AV shuttle network can experience the vehicles seven days a week by utilizing one of four stops along the route. Futures phases of the Altamonte Springs project will further expand and enhance passenger services with the introduction of these new vehicles and extend connectivity to the AdventHealth Altamonte campus, Altamonte Springs SunRail Station and CenterPointe, a planned 55-acre mixed-use development with a hotel, retail establishments and residential living.
At each of the project locations, Beep leverages its experience in safely testing and monitoring autonomous mobility networks while gathering operational data and insights on shuttle operations and rider perceptions.
Closing Statement“Altamonte Springs has a rich history in pioneering many high-profile initiatives over the years with the goal of preparing our city for the future,” said Altamonte Springs City Manager Frank Martz. “The data and lessons learned from our project will serve as a blueprint for other cities on utilizing autonomous shuttles to create greater access for everyone.”
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