Lynx, Orlando may partner on autonomous shuttle downtown

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The city of Orlando is working with Lynx to provide an autonomous shuttle in downtown’s Creative Village that will be free to ride.

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Orlando City Council on May 15 will consider an amendment to its annual service funding agreement with the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority — the public bus and paratransit agency better known as Lynx — which would provide up to $500,000 for Lynx to run a pilot program with Orlando-based Beep Inc.

Beep already runs an autonomous electric shuttle service in Orlando’s Lake Nona neighborhood with multiple routes, as well as in other parts of the U.S., providing first- and last-mile transportation.

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