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We Can Do Big Things

The Future of Transportation

What do you think transportation will be like in the future? Click on the highlighted areas in the image to see what awaits us “down the road” . . .

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Information technology makes travel easier, allowing people to get to their destination faster, with less downtime waiting for buses and trains, or stuck in traffic.

Many buses run on clean hydrogen fuel and electricity, resulting in cleaner and quieter engines.

Sales of bunny slippers are at an all-time high as more people telecommute to work.

Instead of driving to the store, families can have packages and groceries delivered to their doorstep by quiet, zero-emissions delivery trucks.

People have easy access to multiple modes of clean travel (trains, bikes, car shares, you name it). Schools, parks, grocery stores, and restaurants are a short walk, skip, or bike ride away.

Everyone has easy access to fuels, whether their cars run on gasoline, diesel, hydrogen, biofuels, or electricity. Some electric and hydrogen refueling stations produce fuel onsite using overhead solar power—a clean, renewable option.

Clean and comfortable high-speed rail connects communities to others across the region, reducing emissions and traffic congestion.

In the future, many cars can park themselves. This technology makes it easier for cars to squeeze into tight spaces, which reduces the amount of real estate needed for parking.

Surface parking disappears to create more space for playing, socializing, and taking in the arts. Compact growth, transit, car shares, self-parking cars, and underground lots make it possible.

Self-driving vehicles get you where you need to go in the most efficient way by smooth driving, platooning, and smart routing.

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