Together for Safer Roads, Anheuser-Busch First to Join NYC Connected Vehicle PilotNew Public-Private Partnership Supports City?s Vision Zero Goals

Together for Safer Roads, Anheuser-Busch First to Join NYC Connected Vehicle Pilot

New Public-Private Partnership Supports City?s Vision Zero Goals

Left to right: David Braunstein, President, Together for Safer Roads; Cesar Vargas, Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Anheuser-Busch; Keith Kerman, Chief Fleet Officer and Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Citywide and Administrative Services; Mohamed Talas, Director of System Engineering, NYC Department of Transportation; Ellen McDermott, Co-Interim Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives

NEW YORK – During the launch of the United Nations? Fifth Global Road Safety Week, international leaders held a briefing to recognize New York City?s leadership in Vision Zero and pledge their support for it. Together for Safer Roads and its members, including Anheuser-Busch, will support the City of New York?s Connected Vehicle Pilot: Anheuser-Busch is equipping its local fleet with connected vehicle technology to test driver alerts and other safety measures.

The City of New York?s Vision Zero program is unique in the U.S. in its commitment to fleet safety and in business support for it. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services? Safe Fleet Transition Plan is the City?s strategy to make the municipal fleet consistent with Mayor de Blasio?s Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries in the city by 2024. The NYC Connected Vehicle Pilot provides a well-defined opportunity for private fleets to support this goal. Few, if any, Vision Zero cities have similar ways for businesses to proactively partner in this work.

While civic leadership is absolutely essential to achieving Vision Zero, ultimately it will not happen without robust participation from all sectors, especially businesses.