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The Goodyear nonpneumatic tire and wheel assembly.

Goodyear, JTA announce partnership for pilot program

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

The Goodyear nonpneumatic tire and wheel assembly.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority Olli 2.0 ride vehicle.

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority Olli 2.0 ride vehicle.

JTA CEO Nathaniel Ford said the tires won't go flat.

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

JTA CEO Nathaniel Ford said the tires won't go flat.

Ford said the airless tires that won’t go flat could reduce JTA maintenance costs.

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

Ford said the airless tires that won’t go flat could reduce JTA maintenance costs.

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

JTA Board Chair Ari Jolly.

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

JTA Board Chair Ari Jolly.

Local Motors President and CEO Vikrant Aggarwal

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

Local Motors President and CEO Vikrant Aggarwal

JTA CEO Nat Ford said the JTA will award the bid for the first phase of the U2C

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

JTA CEO Nat Ford said the JTA will award the bid for the first phase of the U2C

Beep CEO Joe Moye said the company helped form the public-private partnership for the airless tire pilot.

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

Beep CEO Joe Moye said the company helped form the public-private partnership for the airless tire pilot.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Senior Program Manager Michael Rachita said this is the first time a nonpneumatic tire and wheel assembly system has been tested on autonomous and mass transit fleet vehicles.

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Senior Program Manager Michael Rachita said this is the first time a nonpneumatic tire and wheel assembly system has been tested on autonomous and mass transit fleet vehicles.

Dignitaries exit the Olli 2.0 ride vehicle for the news conference July 13.

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

Dignitaries exit the Olli 2.0 ride vehicle for the news conference July 13.

JTA CEO Nat Ford said the partnership with Goodyear a “signal” to the automated vehicle industry Jacksonville is becoming a leader in emerging technology.

Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021 |

JTA CEO Nat Ford said the partnership with Goodyear a “signal” to the automated vehicle industry Jacksonville is becoming a leader in emerging technology.

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