Autonomous Vehicles Are Coming: Five Policy Actions Cities Can Take Now to Be Ready
By Mark Fagan, Daniel Comeaux, and Benjamin Gillies
Over the last three years, the Autonomous Vehicle Policy Initiative (AVPI) has been helping cities and states in the United States and abroad prepare for the policy issues they’ll face as AVs enter the urban environment. City and state officials are both excited and nervous about the advent of AVs. They believe this technology can have a positive impact in helping them address some of the challenges present in their transportation systems, but they also recall the tumultuous arrival TNCs had, and do not want to face such an unplanned disruption again. This document is designed to be a resource for policymakers as they work to craft and implement policy in the fast moving field of AVs.