2021 will bring e-buses, self-driving shuttles to the streets of Rochester, MN

After a year on the sidelines, a plan to bring self-driving shuttles to Rochester’s downtown got the green light to hit the streets of downtown this summer.

A 12-month pilot program for low-speed autonomous vehicles will debut in August, with support from the city, Mayo Clinic, MnDOT, and Destination Medical Center. First Transit will operate the fare-free service, which will include two shuttles made by French startup EasyMile.