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In 2017 RIDOT launched the Rhode Island Transportation Innovation Partnership (TRIP). This multi-agency effort accepted proposals in 2018 for an autonomous vehicle transit pilot program in Providence, which operated for one year as the Little Roady shuttle.
TRIP will engage the community, researchers, policy-makers, and other stakeholders as it explores solutions to address transportation needs for communities using connected and highly automated or autonomous vehicles (CAVs). At each step there will be careful consideration of existing infrastructure, land use planning, technology, and the natural environment.
TRIP also includes a research component, with the goal of studying autonomous mobility solutions, ridership, workforce impacts, environmental impacts, and technology adoption, among others.