The City of Mountain View is conducting a study to review innovative ways to address the anticipated increased commuter traffic between Mountain View’s Downtown Transit Center and the North Bayshore employment area. The study is evaluating the feasibility of introducing an automated guideway transit (AGT) system to provide a connection between the Transit Center, North Bayshore and the NASA/Ames development area.
You are invited to attend a Community Meeting to discuss and provide your input on the study team’s initial findings regarding how the differing characteristics of the technologies fit into and serve the community.
The meeting is scheduled for:
Monday, September 25, 2017 — 6 p.m.
Historic Adobe Building
157 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View
AGT is a category of advanced transportation technology that is primarily characterized by being both fully automated and driverless. This technology is often found at airports to get people between terminals. For this study, AGT technologies are defined broadly to include those which require grade-separation and/or exclusive rights-of-way (which can only operate while physically separated from normal vehicular and other traffic), but also those which do not require grade-separation or exclusive right-of-way (which can operate in rights-of-way shared with other modes of traffic). This study takes an inclusive approach in defining AGT and is evaluating a wide variety of technology groups, ranging from automated people movers and personal/group rapid transit to autonomous transit vehicles and aerial lifts.
Please visit the project website at https://mountainviewagtfeasibility.com for study information and to sign up for periodic project announcements.