15 Nov 2019, USA – EasyMile has been selected as Dominion Energy’s shuttle vendor for Fairfax County’s autonomous shuttle pilot project tentatively planned for the Merrifield area in Fairfax County.

The exact route that the EZ10 shuttle will take is still being determined, as county officials have to consider factors like the vehicle’s confinement to roads with a 25 mile-per-hour speed limit, the amount of pedestrians in the Mosaic District, and the need for traffic mitigation strategies to ensure the shuttle will be able to safely cross the busy Route 29.

The county also has to coordinate the shuttle drop-off point with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, since the Dunn Loring Metro is scheduled to undergo some construction next summer, Fairfax County economic initiatives coordinator Eta Nahapetian says.

The Virginia Transportation Research Council will conduct an independent study of the pilot to examine everything from possible safety and infrastructure impacts to public perceptions of the shuttle and how people utilize the service.