Stokes Florida Team Gets a Front Seat for the
Shared Mobility and Autonomous Vehicle Journey
On January 27, 2022, Stokes’ Florida vice president Mary Ann Rozengard took a ride in one of Beep’s autonomous shuttles while touring the Move Nona autonomous vehicle network in Lake Nona, Florida.
Beep currently provides autonomous shuttle services to nine different communities in Florida and across the country. Move Nona is the largest and longest autonomous vehicle network at one location in the country, with five routes and eight shuttles connecting to 10 key destinations. A vital component of Lake Nona’s multimodal transportation strategy, future planned expansion is expected to support more than 25 shuttles and some 15 miles of multimodal paths.
Participating in the Move Nona tour on the Beep shuttle was especially exciting for Mary Ann, as it provided a first-hand experience prior to beginning work on Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) Bay Street Innovation Corridor. Stokes is partnered with Acuity Design Group to provide public outreach services for the $44M projects as part of the V2R team led by Balfour Beatty, WGI, and Stantec Consulting. Beep will be providing autonomous shuttles and expert services supporting technical and operational requirements. The U2C Bay Street Corridor project is anticipated to start this spring.