100 on-demand AVs set for New Jersey

The deadline for RFEI response to potential new transit system in Trenton is 11 February
Mobility as a Service / January 12, 2022
By Ben Spencer
New Jersey Department of Transportation Request for Expressions of Interest autonomous vehicles
New Jersey Moves project will serve 90,000 residents in Trenton (© Mihai Andritoiu | Dreamstime.com)

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDoT) has announced a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for an on-demand transit system involving 100 autonomous vehicles (AV).

The Trenton Mobility & Opportunity: Vehicles Equity System (Moves) Project will serve 90,000 residents in the New Jersey capital Trenton. 

NJDoT commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “Trenton Moves represents an opportunity to utilise innovation to sustainably improve the quality of life of the mobility-constrained in many of our cities. By starting in Trenton, we will have the opportunity to work with a close and effective partner; ultimately our vision is that this effort will ideally scale throughout the state and the region”.

Trenton mayor W. Reed Gusciora says: “Trenton Moves means our residents can get to work on time without transfers or connections. It means state workers can explore restaurants and businesses throughout the entire city. It means more safe and equitable transportation options for everyone ranging from students involved in school activities to seniors going to their doctor appointments.”

Each AV will carry four to eight passengers at a time. In-vehicle attendants will demonstrate the safety of the service during the initial launch. Full deployment will occur after a detailed planning and testing phase.
The project is being developed in collaboration with the New jersey Governors Office, the city of Trenton and Princeton University. 

The NJDoT is offering this RFEI to help gather information from firms in the design, build-out and operation of a state and equitable AV transportation system. 

The deadline for the RFEI response is 11 February. 

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