City of Bellevue to bring self-driving vehicles

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BELLEVUE, Wash-- Get ready to see self-driving vehicles in Western Washington.

The city of Bellevue is in discussions to test self-driving van pools to bring commuters into the city and self-driving shuttles to ferry them around downtown.

They've brought in transportation guru Steve Marshall to investigate the possibilities, lead those discussions, and if it makes sense, create partnerships to make it happen.

Steve Marshall, transportation technology partnership manager for the city of Bellevue, is in discussions to bring a self-driving pilot project to the Eastside.

“These are real," says Marshall, Bellevue's transportation technology partnership manager. "We’re actually starting the planning process and thinking about how fast these could come in and we could have these things up and running by the end of the year.”

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