2016 ANNUAL REPORT
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Innovations at GoMentum Station


Innovations at GoMentum Station
2016 was a big year for GoMentum Station, which culminated in the 5,000-acre autonomous and connected vehicle test facility being selected as one of just ten federally designated proving grounds for autonomous vehicles by the United States Department of Transportation. This validates the vision that CCTA and our partners had when we launched GoMentum Station in 2015 with the hopes of incubating a new generation of technology that has the potential to revolutionize transportation infrastructure and bring smart jobs to Contra Costa.
 
GoMentum Station's Innovative Vision
Rather than exclusively trying to "build our way" out of congestion, GoMentum Station's vision centers around the use of emerging technologies and public-private partnerships to meet transportation demands and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Contra Costa County. The vision is centered on:
  • Creating jobs to increase the region’s economic competitiveness

  • Partnering with our communities to improve safety, mobility and the environment

  • Creating a world-class connected vehicle test bed with active industry and government participation

CCTA is committed to investing today’s dollars in tomorrow’s transportation technologies. We stay ahead of the curve through our partnership with GoMentum Station, an autonomous vehicle proving grounds in Concord, CA. In 2016, CCTA-sponsored Assembly Bill 1592 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. It authorizes CCTA to conduct a pilot project to test next generation, EasyMile shared autonomous vehicles which are not equipped with a steering wheel, brake pedal, or operator, on limited public streets. This was the first legislation of its kind in the nation.

Redefining Mobility Summit
GoMentum Station, along with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and our partners, hosted the second annual Redefining Mobility Summit in Concord, California on Thursday, April 21, 2016. The event was a significant gathering of key voices shaping the future of transportation technology. Summit attendees heard directly from government and industry leaders about how innovative research and cutting edge technologies are revolutionizing transportation and the latest developments at the groundbreaking GoMentum Station and how it will impact the development of connected and autonomous vehicles.