By CTV Baltimore Bureau Chief Matt RiddleA few days after the Maryland Transportation Authority approved its first autonomous bus in January, the agency announced it was going to put them on the road.
The first buses, which were scheduled to be operated on Route 9 in Baltimore, were due to go on the streets in March, and a second, operated by the Maryland Department of Transportation, was due to be tested in June.
But the buses were cancelled due to a series of issues.
On Monday, the authority said it would begin pilot testing of the first vehicle and the second, which will be rolled out later this month.
The vehicles are expected to be fully autonomous, meaning that the driver has to be present, the Maryland Authority for Highways said in a statement.
It added that they will be operated by a certified driver.
The buses will operate on roads in the northern and eastern portions of the state.
The Maryland Department to Highways has said the vehicles will not have any impact on road conditions.