No injuries in Orlando ‘SWAN’ shuttle, LYMMO bus crash, police say

‘Incident’ happened on Terry Avenue near Livingston Street

FILE PHOTO - "Launching August 20, 2023, the City of Orlando’s SWAN Shuttle, powered by Beep technologies, is a free, autonomous vehicle shuttle that will carry passengers on a continuous loop from Lynx Central Station through Creative Village on the LYMMO Orange Line during off-peak hours." (City of Orlando)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A “SWAN” shuttle and a Lynx LYMMO bus were involved in a crash on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orlando Police Department.

Police said the collision happened around 1:05 p.m. on Terry Avenue near Livingston Street, resulting in minor cosmetic damage to both vehicles.

There were no injuries to passengers, officers said.

“There was no impact to service in this area as LYMMO buses are on standby to fill in as part of the autonomous shuttle pilot plan. SWAN Shuttle service will be provided along the route at 6:30 p.m. today as planned,” a spokesperson from Orlando police said.

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The “SWAN” shuttles — short for “Shuttling with Autonomous Navigation” — were unveiled last week in for a six-month pilot program that began on Sunday.

The shuttles will travel along a one-mile, five-stop loop using the LYMMO Orange Line during off-peak hours. The loop is expected to connect LYNX Central Station to spots in and around Creative Village, such as the UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus, Luminary Green Park, Electronic Arts and the ACE school, a news release states.

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