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 Minnesota Department of Transportation-led research project that is testing and demonstrating two low-speed, automated, electric, multi-passenger shuttles in downtown Rochester, MN. These two, six-person shuttles will drive a circular route for one year to test technology, conduct research, and demonstrate automated, self-driving vehicles to Rochester residents, businesses, and visitors while passing by the Mayo Clinic downtown campus, residential neighborhoods and apartments, stores, and hotels. The shuttles are free to ride for the public.

// 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

Planned Hours of Operation
(This is a research and demonstration projects and shuttles may not be in operation during all planned hours due to inclement weather, updating of software, or vehicle maintenance)

Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All Rides are Free!

Shuttle Stops
Shuttle stops at the Gonda Building on Center Street and the People’s Food Co-op on 6th Street. See the map shown here for details.

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.

Download the handout

// Project Partners

// Media Gallery

Side view of the Med City Mover shuttle