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Mass transit agencies need to examine autonomous technologies, researchers find

Mass transit authorities must examine how autonomous vehicle technologies will affect the operation of and the workforce driving public transportation, according to a policy brief by Traffic21, a transportation research institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

The technology is not likely to replace the workers behind the wheel in the near future. Still, officials and policymakers should consider the safety of incorporating automation technologies into fleets and training operators to work effectively with these systems, Traffic21 said.

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