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An Evaluation of the Valley Metro–Waymo Automated Vehicle RideChoice Mobility on Demand Demonstration (Report 0198)


This report documents the evaluation of Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority's (Valley Metro) pilot that used Waymo autonomous vehicles (AVs) as certified vehicles for Valley Metro’s RideChoice program, a subsidized curb-to-curb individual mobility service (via taxi or ride-hailing services) for paratransit-certified people under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and for older adults age 65 and over living in Greater Phoenix. FTA funded the evaluation as a part of FTA’s Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox program.  The project was one of the Strategic Partnerships outlined in FTA’s Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan.

Last updated: Monday, September 13, 2021
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