FutureView: Accelerating the Development of Automated Bus Technologies in Transit

Recorded On: 06/24/2021


A group of transit and transportation agencies has formed the Automated Bus Consortium (ABC), a collaboration investigating the feasibility of implementing automated bus pilots across the United States. The Consortium is a first-of-its-kind approach to accelerate the deployment of automated transit technologies, and will combine the purchasing power and collaborative decision-making of these agencies.

The presentation will include an overview from AECOM and selected Consortium members on the program, review of pilot projects, current activities, and next steps.


  • Jean Ruestman, Administrator, Michigan Department of Transportation, Office of Passenger Transportation, Lansing, MI
  • Kimberly Williams, APTA Vice Chair, Procurement and Supply Chain Committee; Chief Innovation Officer, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
  • Darryl Spencer, Sr. Assistant Vice President, Engineering, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
  • Chelsey Hohensee, Manager of Operations, Rock Island Metropolitan Mass Transit District, Moline, IL
  • Daryl Taavola, Vice President, ABC Program Manager, AECOM, Minneapolis, MN
  • Paul Avery, Sr. Emerging Technology Specialist, ABC Automation Lead, AECOM, Austin, TX


  • Lisa Jerram, Director-Bus Programs & Emerging Vehicle Technologies, APTA

This APTAU webinar series is free for APTA members and is presented by AECOM.


Accelerating the Development of Automated Bus Technologies in Transit
06/24/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
06/24/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
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