Home Plate Update September 2017 - Page 10

HELLO MILO The City of Arlington has launched Milo, a free autonomous shuttle service that operates on select off-street trails in the Entertainment District before and after major events at AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Fans attending the Dallas Cowboys pre-season home game on August 26 were among the first to ride a Milo shuttle as part of the City’s innovative transportation pilot program. The City showcased the battery- powered Milo shuttles and the service routes during a media preview August 11 at Richard Greene Linear Park. The City is leasing two of these self-driving, electric vehicles from EasyMile, a company based in France, as part of a one-year pilot program to explore autonomous transportation technology in a real-world setting. While the City of Las Vegas ran a two-week autonomous shuttle pilot program earlier this year, Arlington is the first municipal government in the United States to offer ongoing autonomous shuttle service to the general public. 10 “The experts are saying every day there is something new being invented in transportation. It’s a great opportunity for us to do these pilot projects, for us to actually test them in our community and for our citizens to be able to look at them and see if they work here and what their opinion of it is,” Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams said. “We want to see how this technology