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Residents invited to hear about new autonomous shuttle on Wednesday at Fireside Room


Wednesday, June 12 (11:00 a.m.): The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is excited to partner with Rossmoor to introduce a pilot program featuring low-speed, self-driving shuttle system called Presto. Deployed and operated by Beep, the shuttles are set to launch this summer to provide an innovative way to travel within Rossmoor, while allowing CCTA to learn how this technology can best benefit seniors.

To share more about the Presto pilot program, CCTA will hold a town hall on Wednesday, June 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Gateway. Residents can learn about the technology, explore its community benefits and ask questions during a Q& A session.

The Presto shuttles represent a major step forward in transportation options. They’re especially useful to those with limited mobility, fewer transportation options, or just those who don’t want to deal with the burden of getting behind the wheel, offering easier access to activities and essential services.

Rossmoor’s sense of community and the potential benefits of this initiative make it the ideal location for this pilot program. Active participation and feedback from Rossmoor residents will be instrumental in shaping the success and future of this initiative, helping CCTA enhance the service for everyone in Contra Costa County.

The pilot is part of CCTA’s Innovate 680 Program, which is a nationally recognized and federally funded effort aimed at setting the standard for improving transportation through innovative solutions.

The PRESTO shuttles will begin operating on weekdays later this summer, providing free rides throughout the pilot. The shuttles will travel a set route along Tice Creek Drive, connecting the Gateway Clubhouse with the Tice Creek Fitness Center. A trained attendant will accompany riders on every journey to provide assistance and ensure safety.