TRB Webinar: Catching Up on Low-speed Automated Vehicles in Public Transit

June 08, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 2.00 hour(s)
CLE: 1.75 hour(s)

Interest in driverless vehicles, including low-speed automated vehicles (LSAVs), continues to expand globally and in the United States. TRB hosted a webinar on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern that explored the expansion of LSAVs. Presenters discussed mobility opportunities of LSAVs and explained how the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has affected their deployment. They also highlighted a case study from a campus pilot in Arlington, Texas.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 220: Low-Speed Automated Vehicles (LSAVs) in Public Transportation. For additional resources, see TRB’s blog New Mobility Services Combined with Transit Show Potential to Further Accessibility, Efficiency, Equity, Safety, and Sustainability. There is also a symposium about Automated Road Transport occuring July 12-15, 2021.

The recorded webinar and slides are available.


Webinar agenda and presenters:

  1. Where are we with LSAVs in shared mobility before and during COVID-19? Kelley Coyner, Mobility e3, LLC & Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University
  2. Where are we heading regarding vehicle types, use cases, and operating environments? Shane Blackmer, Stantec
  3. How do we meet safety, access, accessibility, and mobility objectives? John Good, formerly with Mobility e3, LLC
  4. How are transit agencies advancing AV deployment? Bernie Schmidt, Jacksonville Transit Authority
  5. Question and answer session: Moderated by Paul Lewis, Eno Center for Transportation

The first 90 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Identify trends in vehicles, regulations, and deployments of LSAVs in public and private transit
  2. Discuss how transit agencies and communities can plan scalable pilots for LSAVs

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar was approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website to claim your credits: If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA.

Continuing Legal Education Credits

TRB offered 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar. TRB did not seek approval for this workshop from the state board. Registered webinar attendees who signed in and viewed the entire webinar received a link to a certificate that they can fill out and provide to the appropriate MCLE Board(s) or Commission(s) within 30 days of activity.