Innovative Deployments to Enhance Arterials Shared Automated Vehicles (IDEA SAV)

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Shared Automated Vehicles (SAV) promise a future in which shared, driverless vehicles safely get people from place to place, giving people better access to safer, greener transportation.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)’s Innovative Deployments to Enhance Arterials for Shared Automated Vehicles (IDEA SAV) grant program will help Bay Area cities, counties and transit operators develop shared, automated vehicle pilot programs serving people with disabilities and lower-income communities.

To help Bay Area cities, counties and transit agencies develop shared, automated vehicle technology, MTC has launched a technical assistance grant program to fund pilot projects. This funding will support innovative shared, automated vehicle service for people with disabilities and people in lower-income communities.

Call for Projects

Please see the Call for Projects details below. Grant awards will be made through a two-stage process. The initial higher level Stage 1 project applications were due July 16, 2021.

Pre-Submittal Event on June 22, 2021

More Information

For more information and to be added to the outreach list, please send the following information to

  1. First and last name
  2. Job title
  3. Organization name
  4. E-mail address
  5. Phone number
  6. Type of organization (public, private, nonprofit, etc.)
  7. Services provided by the organization

This information will be used for MTC outreach purposes including notification of a Call for Projects Addendum that will contain clarifications, as well as for future IDEA SAV program workshops.

Program for Arterial System Synchronization (PASS)

Provides technical assistance to cities and signal owners for traffic signal timing.