Amazon plans to begin making drone deliveries in Texas later this year, the company announced Friday.
Customers in College Station, Texas, will be able to receive goods via Prime Air, according to a company blog post. The city's mayor, Karl Mooney, said in a statement that Amazon "presents a tremendous opportunity for College Station to be at the forefront of the development of drone delivery technology."
College Station follows in the footsteps of Lockeford, California, as a city set to receive some of the earliest U.S. Prime Air drone deliveries. Once onboarded in the program, customers in the cities will see Prime Air-eligible items on Amazon, spokesperson Av Zammit said in an email.
"Amazon is now reaching out to customers in both locations, offering them an option to receive free and fast drone delivery on thousands of everyday items–the largest selection of items to ever be available for drone delivery," Zammit said.
The College Station City Council unanimously approved a zoning proposal early Friday to allow an Amazon Prime Air Drone Facility within city limits, The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported. The facility will include three buildings to house inventory and the drone services. The drones could make 25 to 200 trips a day, said Sean Cassidy, Amazon Prime Air director of safety and regulatory affairs, according to the report.
Amazon, which has spent years developing its Prime Air program, is among other large companies like Walmart and Alphabet subsidiary Wing making progress in the drone delivery space.