Arlington City Council Announces MILO
ARLINGTON, TX Say hello to milo. As part of an innovative transportation pilot program, visitors to Arlington, Texas,' Entertainment District are able to catch a free ride on an autonomous shuttle and be part of the United States' first autonomous shuttle program open to the public.
The Arlington City Council approved a one-year lease agreement with EasyMile of Toulouse, France, for the use of two low-speed, battery-powered, autonomous shuttles.
Arlington has named its shuttles milo, representing mile zero the point at which guests arrive at their event destination.
Milo is programmed to run along select off-street trails in Richard Greene Linear Park and Robert Cluck Linear Park. The shuttles are primarily available to individuals who park near the stop at Lot R, located at Sanford Street and Stadium Drive. From the designated stops, passengers are taken to their destinations along a route that follows the paved trail system connecting AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park. The shuttles will operate approximately one hour before and one hour after events in the Entertainment District. This includes all Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys games, as well as larger concerts and events at either venue.
- milo shuttles are free to use, wheelchair accessible, and can hold up to 12 passengers, (or 10 passengers + one wheelchair).
- Shuttle rides are available along select Entertainment District off-street trails during Stadium and Ballpark events.
- Although milo runs autonomously, a certified operator will always be onboard.
- milo has a maximum speed of about 20 miles per hour and can accelerate, brake and steer by itself.
- milo's driverless technology comes with collision avoidance systems that detect other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, and obstacles.
- milo will operate by following a pre-programmed route on trails, not city streets.