Dear Peter, AACIDs in Atlanta have issued a request for proposals (RFP) for an ATN system. The intent is to build a two or three station demonstration system helping point the way to a much larger deployment. Following on the heels of the San Jose RFP, this is a significant step in the right direction.
Another important development also being spearheaded by Gerald McDowell, Executive Director of AACIDs is the formation of Autonomous Transit Communities (ATC). We understand this is proposed to be an organization of ATN owners and potential owners who can support each other through the process of investigating and implementing ATN systems. An initial meeting is planned to be held at the Podcar City Conference.
Podcar City 2023 November 30 – December 1 in San Jose, California promises to be the best ever! The program includes owners and potential owners, suppliers and developers, enthusiasts and sceptics, knowledgeable professors and professionals.
This is a great opportunity to learn about ATN from top to bottom. Please plan to attend. ATRA members get a discount.
PS: We love you. Please join ATRA/pay your dues/volunteer.
Together we can fix public transportation!
Peter Muller, ATRA President