2018 Champion City

Lincoln, NE : 2018 Champion City

Self-Driving Micro-Transit System to Reduce Downtown Congestion

  • 280,364

  • Chris Beutler

  • Directly Elected Mayor

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term
  • Infrastructure

    Issue Area

The Problem

Economic redevelopment has changed the transportation dynamics of downtown Lincoln with more than half a million residents and visitors each year.

The Idea

The City of Lincoln will establish an on-demand autonomous vehicle service, the first of its kind in the U.S., which would reduce the number of cars driving around and parking in the city center, leading to reduced traffic congestion and improved air quality.

What Chris Beutler, Mayor of Lincoln, NE is saying:

We are excited to be one of the first in the nation to demonstrate how an autonomous, micro-transit system can provide efficient and convenient service to residents and visitors while also reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.


Our Prototyping Journey