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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Advisor: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and developed...

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This paper focuses several recent electric transit developments: (1) pandemic effects on public transit, (2) a potential end-of-line solution that is running trials in my area, (3) other similar systems that are running trials throughout the U.S., plus (4) another innovative system that is being used for a short bridge routes. As we emerge from the pandemic these developments will be important.

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Matt Chester on Sep 1, 2020

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I'll always appreciate an article titled with a pun!

Another pilot for these autonomous vehicles is taking place in Orlando too: https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/02/20/self-driving-bus...

I know because I've ridden BEEP a number of times-- I'm excited about what these technologies are going to bring to the area!

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John Benson on Sep 1, 2020

Thanks for the comments, Matt.

I've tried taking BART to other destinations, and it just is too inconvenient, and that was before the pandemic.

Had I worked in San Francisco, I would have probably taken BART every day. It's pretty much a nightmare trying to drive to the city, and parking is very expensive.

When I worked in San Jose, there really was no way to get there from Livermore using public transit. The SF Bay area keeps adding public options, but it's mainly to keep the auto commutes from getting even worse. The best solution I saw in my commuting years was telecommuting, and now this will be even more prevalent, even after the pandemic.

-John

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