METRO HOUSTON AND TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) AV Pilot (Houston, TX)
In June 2019, First Transit began operating Phase 1 of METRO's University District Circulator pilot program. This slow-speed shuttle service operated weekdays on the Texas Southern University (TSU) Tiger Walk, a one-mile campus pedestrian walking loop. The Circulator connected students and faculty to key points on campus on a pre-programmed route. Due to COVID-related challenges, the project was halted. First Transit continues to explore opportunities with METRO to recontinue the project via a Phase 2 or other automated vehicle demonstration.