Autonomous Vehicles

Following the completion of the New Mexico Mobility Strategy (NMMS) and the identification of a recommended mobility hub in Gallup, a review with the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation (GGEDC) led to interest to advance the region as mobility leader in the State. Based upon Gallup’s location as the gateway to New Mexico on Interstate 40 and its long history as the center of logistics and transportation for Northwest New Mexico, it is appropriate for Gallup to take on the leadership role in adopting new transportation technologies in New Mexico.

Toward developing the Gallup Mobility Investment District (GMID), GGEDC crafted the scope of this project to be a City of Gallup economic development initiative to create assets that will support long-term investment and jobs in the City and the wider region. Working from the direction recommended in the NMMS, the focus of this project is to establish Gallup as an important hub for the testing, development and deployment of new truck technologies. 

GGEDC is partnering with McKinley County and several trucking and hydrogen companies to design a state-of-the-art testing facility and track on property managed by McKinley County to test and deploy large autonomous trucks and other vehicles. We anticipate that the testing facilities will spur interest among AV-related tech companies to locate operations in Gallup.