Public rides on autonomous shuttle begin June, 28

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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As part of the City’s testing of an autonomous electric shuttle, members of the general public are invited to take a ride and share their thoughts with the project team.  Public rides will start Thursday, June 28 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.  The number of rides is limited, so residents are encouraged to reserve their seats online by following this process:

  • Reserve a 30-minute slot at shuttle.lincoln.ne.gov. Those without online access can call 402-441-7566.
  • Arrive at The Mill Coffee & Bistro, Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, 15 minutes before your ride.  Visitor parking is available in the paved lot north of Transformation Drive.
  • All riders are urged to participate in surveys about their experience.  Survey data will be used to form the final plan for a pilot project in 2019 during which four to six shuttles could operate in downtown Lincoln over the summer.
  • All ages may ride the shuttle.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The shuttle shipped to Lincoln for preliminary testing does not have a wheelchair accessible ramp.

The loaned Navya shuttle will be in Lincoln through July 13, and public rides will be offered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 28 and 29, and July 9 through 13.

The City’s partners in the project include HDR, Allo, Nelnet, the University of Nebraska, Nebraska Innovation Campus, the Downtown Lincoln Association and The Mill. 

More information on Lincoln’s project is available at shuttle.lincoln.ne.gov.

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