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New Jersey Town Gets $5M for AV Project

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Feb. 14, 2022—Trenton, N.J., has received a $5 million grant from the state to "kick start" an autonomous transportation project.

According to a report from WHYY Radio, the Mobility and Opportunity: Vehicles Equity System project aims to have 100 autonomous vehicles in operation throughout the city in order to give residents inexpensive and accessible transportation options. The system will have an app-based call system, as well as 60 designated kiosks to summon vehicles.

Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora says 70 percent of households in the city have one or no car. “We have many residents who live in the senior towers and the like that have no real transportation options,” he said in the report.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is currently seeking interested parties to design, build and operate the system.

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