FIRST TRANSIT PARTNERS WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

MINNEAPOLIS – First Transit, continuing its leadership in shared automated vehicle (SAV) innovation, is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), EasyMile and 3M to demonstrate SAVs capabilities in winter weather.

First Transit is offering rides on the SAV to the public at Nicollet Mall from Third Street to Fourth Street in Downtown Minneapolis on January 26, 27, and 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST.

First Transit will support the project with onsite personnel, operations and maintenance support for the SAV.

“First Transit is proud to be leading the way in SAV technology and innovation,” said Justin Pate, senior vice president of First Transit. “As SAV technology is changing at a quick pace, we are excited to be at the forefront.”