Murphy administration announces the first self-driving transit system in America
Today, Gov. Phil Murphy is announcing a project that would create the first self-driving-based transit system in America.
The Trenton MOVES (Mobility & Opportunity: Vehicles Equity System) project is being developed by the governor's office, NJDOT, the City of Trenton, and Princeton University.
The project would be based entirely on self-driving shuttles that could carry up to eight passengers.
This automated transit system will serve 90,000 residents of Trenton.
Murphy says the on-demand automated transit system would provide affordable transportation for underserved areas of Trenton.
"Since taking office, we have worked relentlessly towards making New Jersey the innovation center of America," says Gov. Murphy. "There is perhaps no initiative that embodies this goal more than the Trenton MOVES project, which will attract tech talent from around the country and the world with the mission of creating an autonomous vehicle-based transit system in our Capitol that will provide a new, affordable transportation solution for underserved areas of Trenton. This is an exciting project with immense potential, and I look forward to the day that the first vehicle hits the road."
"Mobility is about equity and access to opportunity," says New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti.