Metro Councilman Proposes Autonomous Shuttles

Posted at 9:34 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 20:56:23-04

Metro Councilman Robert Swope has come up with what he's calling "the intelligent transit plan” to get people around Nashville. 

It would be an all-electric, extended bus system intended to reach outside of Davidson County. 

Swope revealed the new, autonomous shuttles Tuesday morning at Gaylord Opryland. They would bypass traffic at peak times and drop people off near their destination.  

Swope said implementing this in Nashville would be cheaper than a light rail and only take one to five years.  

Back when Swope first announced this plan, the group Transit For Nashville called it a sham, questioning why Swope came out with the plan on the day before the transit referendum failed last month.