The Arlington RAPID pilot program, available to riders through the Via app, is the first in the United States to integrate on-demand autonomous vehicles into an existing public transportation service. A fleet of five self-driving vehicles, including a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, is available to book from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for destinations within the RAPID service area, which includes the Downtown Library, City Hall, UTA’s campus and numerous restaurants, offices, and businesses. The City of Arlington is operating RAPID (Rideshare, Automation, and Payment Integration Demonstration) in partnership with Via, the leader in Transit Tech; May Mobility, a leader in autonomous technology and fleet services; and UT Arlington through a grant provided by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
|Ann W. Foss, Ph.D., AICP
Office of Strategic Initiatives, City of Arlington
817.459.6678 | Mail Stop 01-0260 | 101 W. Abram St. | Arlington, TX 76010