Cities Prepare for Self-Driving Cars by Abandoning Public Transportation Priorities

Cities Prepare for Self-Driving Cars by Abandoning Public Transportation Priorities

Should public transportation investment stop because self driving cars might be coming soon? Photo:AEMoreira042281 via Wikimedia There is absolutely no doubt that the adoption of driverless cars will change transportation . Automakers all over the world are racing against each other to be the first to make their fleets autonomous. The impending arrival of self-driving vehicles, even with an uncertain timeline, is making cities reconsider their investments in public transportation and it’s causing quite a ruckus.

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The New York Times reports that across the country governments are rethinking their spending priorities. While many public transit systems are aging and need repair, officials hesitate to invest the large amounts of cash needed to fix what might be obsolete in a few years. For instance, New York City has its famed subway system that in recent years has become the star of frequent online videos showing waterfalls between the platform and the trains. While the government knows it is a serious problem for people that depend on public transit to navigate the busy city, there is a contingent of futurists that argue that the subway […]

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