Front view of the Med City Mover shuttle

Discover the future of transportation in Rochester

About the shuttle

// Meet the Med City Mover

The Med City Mover is a low-speed, automated, electric, multi-passenger shuttle operating in downtown Rochester, MN. Two, six-person shuttles will drive a circular route to serve Rochester residents, businesses, and visitors while passing by the Mayo Clinic downtown campus, residential neighborhoods and apartments, stores, and hotels.

// Our goals

The Med City Mover brings innovative transportation technology to Rochester to test how it works and help Minnesota Department of Transportation and local governments plan for the future of transportation in Minnesota. As part of MnDOT’s Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) program, the Med City Mover will:

Engage Minnesotans about the potential benefits and opportunities of this technology

Improve how automated vehicles drive and function in winter weather conditions

Identify changes to infrastructure needed to safely operate automated vehicles on public roads

Enhance the transportation experience for Rochester residents, businesses and visitors and improve how people get around in the high-demand downtown area

Map of the Med City Mover Route, showing stops at the Mayo Clinic and Grocery Stores

// Project Timeline

Launching in late summer 2021, the shuttles will operate for 12 months to gather lessons learned for automated vehicles in all weather conditions and provide opportunities for Minnesotans to test out this new, enhanced transportation experience.

View the project handout for more information.

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// Project Partners

// Media Gallery

Side view of the Med City Mover shuttle