Strategic Transit Automation Research Plan (Report 0116)
The Strategic Transit Automation Research Plan outlines an FTA research agenda for transit bus automation over five years. The plan provides a framework for the transit industry to pursue transit bus automation in a safe, efficient, and economically sound manner. Built on a foundation of stakeholder engagement, use case analysis, and an extensive literature review, the plan defines activities in the areas of Enabling Research, Integrated Demonstrations, and Strategic Partnerships. The plan’s continued emphasis on stakeholder engagement, knowledge transfer, and technical assistance ensures that complementary work being done by the public sector, the private sector, and academia is effectively communicated and leveraged.