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Statewide

Texas Connected Freight Corridors

In a collaboration effort with public and private stakeholders, the Texas Connected Freight Corridors project is deploying connected vehicle technology on more than 1,000 commercial vehicles to improve traveler information, asset condition management, and system performance.

City: Statewide

Type: Freight & Logistics

Status: Active

Contact: Jianming Ma, TxDOT, jianming.ma@txdot.gov

 

Arlington

EasyMile AV Deployment

Two EasyMile EZ10 autonomous shuttles were deployed in an off-street environment in Arlington’s Entertainment District during a one year period ending in Aug., 2018. Arlington is using lessons learned from this deployment at over 110 events to prepare phase two of the project.

City: Arlington

Type: Advanced Vehicles

Status: Active

Contact: Lyndsay Mitchell, City of Arlington, Lyndsay.mitchell@arlingtontx.gov

 

Drive.ai AV Deployment

For one year beginning in October, 2018, several of Drive.ai’s autonomous vehicles will be deployed in Arlington’s Entertainment District for an on-street, mixed traffic pilot program open to the public.

City: Arlington

Type: Advanced Vehicles

Status: Active

Contact: Lyndsay Mitchell, City of Arlington, Lyndsay.mitchell@arlingtontx.gov

 

Autonomous Delivery Devices

The Arlington City Council has approved a resolution to allow private companies to test and deploy robotic delivery devices in a real-world setting. Marble is the first company to begin mapping Arlington’s sidewalks as routes for its autonomous robots.

City: Arlington

Type: Freight & Logistics

Status: Planned

Contact: Lyndsay Mitchell, City of Arlington, Lyndsay.mitchell@arlingtontx.gov

 

SPaT Challenge Participant

Four dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) devices have been installed in Arlington to broadcast SPaT data to connected vehicles.

City: Arlington

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Monsur Ahmed, City of Arlington, monsur.ahmed@arlingtontx.gov

 

DSRC Road Side Units

The City of Arlington has initiated a pilot program with Trafficast for a test deployment with connected vehicles and DSRC road side units to evaluate the Red Light Violation Warning application.

City: Arlington

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Monsur Ahmed, City of Arlington, monsur.ahmed@arlingtontx.gov

 

Connected Vehicle App

Applied Information has partnered with the City of Arlington to test the deployment of a connected vehicle app that can provide travelers with alerts ranging from pedestrian proximity to upcoming school zones and approaching fire trucks.

City: Arlington

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Monsur Ahmed, City of Arlington, monsur.ahmed@arlingtontx.gov

 

Connected Signals

The City of Arlington has collaborated with Connected Signals, Inc. to evaluate the company’s Enlighten advance traveler information system to improve mobility and traffic safety by providing travelers with real-time signal data, anticipated wait time, and suggested travel speed.

City: Arlington

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Monsur Ahmed, City of Arlington, monsur.ahmed@arlingtontx.gov

 

Incident Information

With their enrollment in the Waze Connected Citizen Program and Waze Global Event Partner Program, the City of Arlington uses real-time data to adjust signals and provide citizens with current closure information.

City: Arlington

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Monsur Ahmed, City of Arlington, monsur.ahmed@arlingtontx.gov

 

Integrating Traffic Operations

Arlington is helping integrate traffic operations across the state and local jurisdictions by using their center-to-center communication with TxDOT to share traffic monitoring cameras and signal data.

City: Arlington

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Monsur Ahmed, City of Arlington, monsur.ahmed@arlingtontx.gov

 

Improving Incident Management

Arlington has partnered with Acyclia Inc. on a pilot project to deploy traffic counting devices along the City’s major corridors that collect traffic data such as volume, speed, origin and destination, percentage turning left or right, and other performance measures.

City: Arlington

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Monsur Ahmed, City of Arlington, monsur.ahmed@arlingtontx.gov

 

On-Demand Rideshare

For a one year period beginning in December 2017, Via has deployed ten 6-passengers vans to offer on-demand, shared rides in central Arlington through their smartphone app.

City: Arlington

Type: Seamless Mobility; Equity & Access

Status: Active

Contact: Lyndsay Mitchell, City of Arlington, Lyndsay.mitchell@arlingtontx.gov

 

Austin

AV Road Rules

Austin is currently deploying a platform called INRIV AV Road Rules that enables cities and road authorities to assign, validate, and manage traffic rules and restrictions for autonomous vehicles operating on public roads.

City: Austin

Type: Advanced Vehicles

Status: Active

Contact: Jason JonMichael, City of Austin, Jason.jonmichael@austintexas.gov

 

Plug-In Texas

Through its Plug-In Texas program, Austin Energy offers benefits for drivers and riders of electric vehicles such as funding for in-home charging equipment, charging subscription plans, and rebates for electric bikes, scooters, mopeds, and motorcycles.

City: Austin

Type: Energy & Sustainability

Status: Active

Contact: Karl Popham, Austin Energy, karl.popham@austinenergy.com

 

CapMetro + Easy Mile

Capital Metro in Austin is exploring a pilot with a fleet of six electric, 15-passenger, autonomous shuttles running through the downtown area with Easy Mile.

City: Austin

Type: Seamless Mobility

Status: Planned

Contact: Amy Peck, Capital Metro, amy.peck@capmetro.org

 

Autonomous Delivery Devices

In 2017, the Austin City Council approved a resolution that authorized a request for information (RFI) on autonomous, personal delivery devices, as well as the creation of a pilot program for these battery-powered delivery robots.

City: Austin

Type: Freight & Logistics

Status: Planned

Contact: Jason JonMichael, City of Austin, Jason.jonmichael@austintexas.gov

 

Connected Corridors

Austin has deployed DSRC technology at five intersections in the downtown and East Austin area to create connected corridors, with plans to deploy at two more intersections.

City: Austin

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Robin Field, City of Austin, robin.field@austintexas.gov

 

Bryan/College Station

Make Every Day a Game Day, Part I

To create the same level of system integration and real-time data information used on Texas A&M Game Days, the City of College Station will deploy traffic cameras, signal integration, and circulation and pedestrian improvements each day of the week.

City: Bryan/College Station

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Planned

Contact: Dan Rudge, Bryan College Station MPO, drudge@bcsmpo.org

 

Make Every Day a Game Day, Part II

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is currently exploring autonomous shuttle deployment as a way to connect people with campus and relocated parking lots. TTI is also examining potential autonomous shuttle use in Downtown Bryan.

City: Bryan/College Station

Type: Advanced Vehicles

Status: Planned

Contact: Dan Rudge, Bryan College Station MPO, drudge@bcsmpo.org

 

Coordinated Human Services

To serve those without a vehicle who need transportation for medical services, the Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living has begun deployment of SimpliTransport, an online software package that allows trips to be coordinated between multiple agencies.

City: Bryan/College Station

Type: Equity & Access

Status: Active

Contact: Dan Rudge, Bryan College Station MPO, drudge@bcsmpo.org

 

Dallas/Fort Worth

First/Last Mile Mobility

Alliance Link is an app-based, on-demand rideshare service that connects bus stops to job sites in the Fort Worth area.

City: DFW

Type: Seamless Mobility

Status: Active

Contact: Lindsey Baker, DCTA, lbaker@dcta.net

 

On-Demand Rideshare

Trinity Metro in Tarrant County has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to provide an app-based, first-last mile service connecting customers to and from bus stops, park and rides, and rail stops.

City: DFW

Type: Seamless Mobility

Status: Active

Contact: Todd Plesko, DART, tplesko@dart.org

 

DART Electric Buses

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) was awarded a grant to purchase and deploy seven all electric, zero emission buses and their charging infrastructure in the downtown Dallas area.

City: DFW

Type: Energy & Sustainability

Status: Active

Contact: Traci Johnson, DART, tjohnson9@dart.org

 

Frisco

AV Deployment

In July 2018, the City of Frisco, Drive.ai, and local partners launched an on-demand self-driving transportation service with rides offered to over 10,000 people in a geofenced area.

City: Frisco

Type: Advanced Vehicles

Status: Active

Contact: Kristina Holcomb, DCTA, kholcomb@dcta.net

 

Real-Time Data Sharing

Through a partnership with Traffic Technology Services, the City of Frisco provides V2I technology to Audi vehicles at all traffic signals in the city.

City: Frisco

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Brian Moen, City of Frisco, bmoen@friscotexas.gov

 

SAFER

Frisco has integrated their GIS mapping program, SAFER (Situational Awareness for Emergency Response), into the city’s computer aided dispatching system and Waze’s Connected Citizen Program.

City: Frisco

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Brian Moen, City of Frisco, bmoen@friscotexas.gov

 

Establish V2I Communications

Frisco is planning the installation of DSRC radios throughout the city to share SPaT data with autonomous vehicles and test V2X applications. They are also working with the City of Plano to test AV inoperability across city lines in various environments.

City: Frisco

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Planned

Contact: Brian Moen, City of Frisco, bmoen@friscotexas.gov

 

Houston

AV Deployment

Houston METRO will pilot an autonomous shuttle on the campus of Texas Southern University in early 2019 and then expand to METRO stations as a part of the University District Project.

City: Houston

Type: Advanced Vehicles

Status: Planned

Contact: Kimberly Williams, Houston METRO, Kimberly.williams@ridemetro.org

 

High Capacity Platooning

Houston METRO is continuing to explore truck platooning as a way to enhance its high capacity transit system.

City: Houston

Type: Advanced Vehicles

Status: Active

Contact: Kimberly Williams, Houston METRO, Kimberly.williams@ridemetro.org

 

ConnectSmart

Houston was awarded a grant to deploy advanced technologies to integrate transportation management systems across various modes and provide real-time information on carpooling, ridesharing, and availability of shared electric bicycles.

City: Houston

Type: Seamless Mobility

Status: Active

Contact: Andy Mao, TxDOT Houston District, Andrew.mao@txdot.gov

 

Safety/Accessibility

Houston METRO has launched a pilot using Bluetooth beacons and smartphones to assist vision impaired citizens plot their location and get directions in the METRO system.

City: Houston

Type: Equity & Access

Status: Active

Contact: Kimberly Williams, Houston METRO, Kimberly.williams@ridemetro.org

 

San Antonio

Big Data

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is continually working with and evaluating big data obtained from bicycle and pedestrian Bluetooth data and from the National Performance Management Research Data Set.

City: San Antonio

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Active

Contact: Art Reinhardt, City of San Antonio, art.reinhardt@sanantonio.gov

 

SATRIP

San Antonio is planning to enhance their San Antonio Traveler Real-Time Information Portal (SATRIP) project to include real-time traffic data to share with the public and other agencies.

City: San Antonio

Type: Real-Time Data

Status: Planned

Contact: Art Reinhardt, City of San Antonio, art.reinhardt@sanantonio.gov

 

On-Demand Rideshare

VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio is soliciting proposals to assist with the development and implementation of a Mobility On-Demand pilot to provide shared rides in certain areas of the city.

City: San Antonio

Type: Seamless Mobility

Status: Active

Contact: Art Reinhardt, City of San Antonio, art.reinhardt@sanantonio.gov

 

AV Request for Information (RFI)

The City of San Antonio has recently closed an RFI for potential autonomous vehicle pilots to better understand AVs and their ability to improve connectivity and safety.

City: San Antonio

Type: Advanced Vehicles

Status: Active

Contact: Art Reinhardt, City of San Antonio, art.reinhardt@sanantonio.gov

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