When I was growing up, movies and TV shows depicted a high-tech future (now) of automated transportation and fast mag-lev trains. It seemed that the high-tech future was always around the corner. Some of these images were artistic license in order to make movies look interesting. Other predictions were overly optimistic concerning the technical challenges involved.
However, due to real advances in automated systems, Google’s forays into self driving and driver assist vehicles are just one example, some version of the high-tech future for transportation may actually arrive within the next 20 years. As we are developing the next regional Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), we would like to hear from you. Which technologies do you think will impact transportation and travel in the next 20 years. What are the “game changers” in your opinion. Use the comment boxes to put forth your ideas.