Comment Deadline: FTA Removing Barriers to Transit Bus Automation

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) within the Department of Transportation seeks public comment regarding current or potential regulatory or other policy barriers to the development, demonstration, deployment, and evaluation of automated transit buses and related technologies for Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) automation levels 3 through 5. For purposes of this notice, “bus” is defined broadly to consider a range of sizes, vehicle platforms and configurations, and passenger capacities, and could include both traditional and novel vehicle designs (e.g., full-size city buses, articulated buses, small shuttles, etc.). “Bus” includes bus rapid transit.

Members of the public may submit comments by mail, by fax, or at More information is available via the Federal Register notice.