Why was the City of Beaumont interested in this autonomous shuttle pilot project?

As one of the 13 municipalities within the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board, we are not only dedicated to growing our own community, but we are committed to our region’s collective vision of being globally recognized for its economic diversity, entrepreneurialism, leadership in energy development, environmental stewardship, and excellent quality of life anchored by a thriving core interconnected with diverse urban and rural communities.

This pilot project is a calling card showing others across Canada and abroad that Beaumont is open to partnering with innovators in advancing and commercializing new technologies. With expanding interest in new office development and the addition of our annexed lands slated for business parks and light industrial, we are a community of choice not only for residents but also increasingly for business investment from technology sectors and knowledge-based industries.

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1. What is the Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Project in Beaumont?
2. Why is the City of Beaumont interested in electric autonomous vehicle technology?
3. Why was the City of Beaumont interested in this autonomous shuttle pilot project?
4. But there have been other ELA deployments in Canada. What makes the deployment in Beaumont a first in Canada?
5. Will our residential property taxes increase due to this pilot project?
6. Is there a possibility of ELA becoming a permanent public transportation option in Beaumont?
7. How does this pilot project benefit the City of Beaumont and its residents?
8. Are there other benefits this pilot project provides to the region and beyond?
9. Was there a cost to the City of Beaumont for this pilot project?
10. Why was public engagement not conducted before this pilot project was approved by the Council?
11. What happens after the six-month pilot project?