Comment Deadline: FTA Research Program: Automated Transit Buses

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) within the Department of Transportation seeks public comment regarding the current and near-future status of automated transit buses and related technologies. FTA seeks comments in particular from parties involved in the development, demonstration, deployment, and evaluation of currently available or near-market ready automated buses; systems and components that support bus automation; and ancillary systems that support non-driving bus operator functions (e.g., wheelchair securement, occupant detection, passenger information assistance, fare payment, etc.). 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 their comments by mail, by fax, or at More information is available via the Federal Register notice.