Automated Transportation Systems Pilot Projects
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is working on four pilot projects to test and deploy these next-generation ATS solutions. Through these pilot projects, our partners will be able to demonstrate to the region, state, and nation how ATS can meet the transportation needs of moving people and cargo in various use cases.
Dallas’ International District – People
Project Status: Coordinating with Stakeholders
Home to the former Valley View Mall, Dallas’ new International District is a 450-acre development in the heart of northern Dallas. This pilot project will design and build the ATS loop within the International District, including connections to parking, buildings, and transfers to DART light rail.
The design for the International District is based on the findings of the 2019 Midtown Study, in collaboration with the City of Dallas, available here. The study’s recommendations included alignments for the ATS loop, station locations, connections to DART, and operating models for shared parking garages integrated with the ATS loop.
Arlington’s General Motors Test Track – Cargo
Project Status: Project Development
In collaboration with the City of Arlington and General Motors, NCTCOG plans to develop a bridge across SH 360 that will serve as a test facility for dynamic inductive (wireless) charging of electric vehicles while simultaneously serving as a connection between the General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant and Union Pacific Railroad’s railhead, to promote efficient cargo movements by alleviating congestion on Arlington’s roadways and improving air quality.