Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Automated Shuttle Bus Pilot Project

Shuttle operations

Winter weather testing

The vehicle underwent a series of winter weather conditions at MnDOT’s MnROAD facility near Monticello from December 2017 through March 2018.┬áThis closed loop facility (not open to other traffic) allowed for safely testing the vehicle in snow, ice, cold weather and salt covered road conditions.

Other operations

MnDOT worked with 3M, Easy Mile and First Transit to operate and test the vehicle at MnROAD and other locations around the state.

Project goals

Project goals for snow and ice, operations, mobility, infrastructure, influence and partnerships