Denver Launches First Driverless Shuttle

A ribbon cutting is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 29 

DENVER (Jan. 23, 2019) - The first self-driving shuttle to regularly run on Denver streets will make its debut next Tuesday. The media is invited to celebrate this “first” for Colorado, hear from the project partners who made it happen and take a ride to get video of the route.

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will operate the free EasyMile driverless shuttle, called the 61AV, serving people who park and live near the 61st and Peña rail station on the University of Colorado A Line. The pilot program is designed to assess the  viability of AV  services  in providing first and last mile connections to and from transit.

What:        Autonomous Shuttle to be tested on Denver streets

Who:        
Featured speakers at the event include: 
Jarrett Wendt, Panasonic
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock
Dave Genova, RTD General Manager and CEO 
Doug Tisdale, RTD Board Chair
Sharad Agarwal, EasyMile
Cal Fulenwider, III, Fulenwider 
Dick Alexander, Transdev

When:      
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 
2:15 p.m. Doors open 
2:45 p.m. Speakers
3:15 p.m.  Ribbon Cutting and Autonomous Vehicle Ride

Where:        6144 North Panasonic Way, Denver, Colorado 80249

Contacts: 
Tina Jaquez, RTD Media Relations, 720-326-7311
Nancy Kuhn, Denver Public Works, 720-865-8720

Carol Buchanan