Automated vehicles are to be tested at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Intl. Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is planning to test automated vehicles able to carry six passengers around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
MARTA’s Planning and Capital Programs Committee reported that it will be sending a request for proposals from companies interested in helping launch such a test program for personal rapid transit. Up to $10 million could be spent on running small vehicles between five to 25 stations, according to Collie Greenwood, MARTA CEO. “We’re assessing speeds, capacity, costs and the ability of this emerging technology — which is clearly an improvement over previous generations — to address the changing needs in our communities,” said Greenwood at a conference this spring.