The Frisco Transportation Management Association (TMA) – a collaborative effort by partners City of Frisco, Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), Frisco Station, Blue Star/The Star and HALL Group/HALL Park to enhance mobility and connectivity for employers,employees, residents and visitors within Frisco’s North Platinum Corridor – has partnered with California-based drive.ai to launch a self-driving car pilot program in Frisco, Texas.
Drive.ai will offer rides in self-driving vehicles to the more than 10,000 people who work at HALL Park and guests of the Frisco TMA within a geofenced area comprised of retail, entertainment and office space from July 30, 2018 through January 31, 2019.
Drive.ai Hosts 'Community Days' on Monday, October 22 & Tuesday, October 23
Interested in the driverless car pilot program, currently running in Frisco's North Platinum Corridor? Next week, members of the public can register to reserve a ride time in one of Drive.ai's driverless vehicles.
Free rides will be available on Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register for a short ride between HALL Park and the entertainment district at The Star, riders need to complete this short reservation form. Remember, space is limited and rides will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Vehicles can accommodate up to three adults (18 years and older) per trip.
The driverless car pilot program launched in July. It's operated in conjunction with the Frisco Transportation Management Association, a public-private partnership, which includes the City of Frisco, HALL Group, Frisco Station Partners, The Star, and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA).
Pilot Program Hours
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Service hours will begin no sooner than 30 minutes after sunrise and will end no later than 30 minutes before sunset. There will be no service on major holidays including: Labor Day (September 3, 2018), Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2018), from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day (December 25, 2018, through January 1, 2019) and MLK Jr. Day (January 21, 2019). In addition, service may not operate during inclement weather.
Eligible Pilot Program Users
The service is available to Hall Park tenants and guests of the Frisco TMA. Eligible riders will be able to use a mobile app to request a ride in real-time.
The self-driving car pilot program will pick up and drop off eligible riders to and from Hall Park and The Star. The pilot program service area will be expanded to Frisco Station at a later date.
This pilot program is a milestone for the state of Texas, marking the first time members of the public will have access to an on-demand self-driving car service on public roads. Drive.ai’s self-driving on-demand service will be operated in conjunction with Frisco TMA, a public-private partnership dedicated to bringing innovative last-mile transportation solutions to the growing population of Frisco, Texas.
Official Media Kit Files
Texas Transportation Code - https://static.tti.tamu.edu/tti.tamu.edu/documents/PRC-2017-5.pdf
Primary Media Contacts
City of Frisco
Dana Baird, Director of Communications and Media Relations
Direct – 972.292.5080
Mobile – 972.897.1766
dbaird [at] friscotexas.gov
Denton County Transportation Authority
Adrienne Hamilton, Communications Manager
Direct – 972.316.6114
Mobile – 214.497.6166
ahamilton [at] dcta.net
Don Lepard, Frisco Site Lead
david [at] drive.ai
Secondary Media Contacts
Ellen Marsau, Communications Director
emarsau [at] hallgroup.com
Jason Meyer, Cooksey Communications
Jason [at] cookseypr.com
Joe Trahan, Media Relations and Corporate Communications Coordinator
jtrahan [at] dallascowboys.net