Category Archives: Transportation

More on the Driverless Cars

In my first column titled “Why We Can’t Live Without Autonomous Vehicles” I shared a number of reasons why semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles are being developed and why they will ultimately save us from ourselves.  In this column I’ll explain … Continue reading

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Will Autonomous Vehicles Transform Our Urban Areas?

By now you have probably seen many stories with headlines like these: “Autonomous Taxis: Why You May Never Own a Self-Driving Car”; “Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the Human Environment”; and, “Shared Mobility Solutions Improve Social Inclusion.” The last of these … Continue reading

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Managed Lanes Maturing, Adding New Locations

In my June column in Public Works Financing, I wrote about two ongoing developments in the evolution of priced managed lanes. First, a growing number of projects now require at least three people in the vehicle to qualify for free … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Live Without Autonomous Vehicles

What if an airliner, loaded with 400 passengers, fell from the sky, killing everyone aboard? What if it happened every year? Every week? Every day? What if it happened every three hours? You’d probably think twice before booking airfare for … Continue reading

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What is Behind the Great Transit Crackup?

This year has seen a plethora of major troubles in legacy transit cities—Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC in particular (but there are also serious deferred maintenance problems in Chicago and Miami). In addition, there were major disruptions within the … Continue reading

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