Cal Fulenwider Participates in the Ribbon Cut and Shuttle Launch At Pena Station NEXT
Streets Blog Denver has a great article about the autonomous electric shuttle at Pena Station NEXt. Cal Fulenwider, Chairman and CEO of L.C. Fulenwider, participated in the ribbon cut and launch of the shuttle.
Yesterday, the Regional Transportation District kicked off the first-ever passenger service on a driverless electric bus in Colorado.
Mayor Hancock and officials cut a ribbon before launching the new service. Photo: RTD.
The little, futuristic-looking bus will carry up to 12 passengers at a time along RTD’s newest route, the 61AV. It will originate at the Peña Boulevard transit station, go to a Park-n-Ride facility and hit three stops within the sparse Panasonic “smart city” campus near DIA. Rides will be free during the six-month trial period. Service will be every 15 minutes.
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock takes a selfie aboard RTD’s new autonomous shuttle. Also pictured: Sharad Agarwal, EasyMile; Jarrett Wendt, Panasonic; Cal Fulenwider, III, L.C. Fulenwider, Inc.; Doug Tisdale, RTD Chair. Photo: Michael B. Hancock.