SamTrans and San Mateo County Transportation Authority Host Autonomous Vehicle Workshop

November 11, 2021

SamTrans and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) will host a workshop on the future of autonomous vehicles in San Mateo County on Wednesday, November 17. The webinar will provide an overview of current autonomous policy framework, and an opportunity to learn about available technologies and potential policies.

With autonomous vehicle technology advancing, there are a great number of policies that will need to be implemented for these vehicles to become street-legal. Collaboration is necessary for the companies that build the vehicles, the public agencies that manage the roads, and the transit agencies that operate in the same space to ensure these vehicles can operate safely and effectively as they become available.

Speakers at the event include University of San Francisco Professor William Riggs, Zoox Chief Safety Innovation Officer Mark Rosekind, M. Imran Ali of Via Transportation, Jose Alvarado of Cruise, and representatives from public agencies including VTA, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, the Utah Transit Authority, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Virtual Meeting

November 17, 9 a.m.-noon

Meeting Link:

Webinar ID: 944 0023 7842

Passcode: 044856

Phone only: (669) 900-9128

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP.


About the Transportation Authority (TA): Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ cent sales tax, the TA provides funding for transportation projects and programs in San Mateo County. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County voters reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years. In 2018, voters approved Measure W, the San Mateo County Congestion Relief Plan an additional ½ cent sales tax. The TA will administer half the revenue of Measure W and the San Mateo County Transit District will administer the other half to fund and implement the Congestion Relief Plan.

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Media Contact: Dan Lieberman, 650-622-2492