Expensive Public Transportation Projects Won’t Survive the Shift to Autonomous Vehicles
Joshua Lasky
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For Western cities built around the car, autonomous vehicle test programs could show effectiveness well in advance of heavy investment in light rail.

Pilot programs of autonomous vehicle fleets using existing roads are the public transportation equivalent of an MVP and Agile engineering approach.

AVs can even run in parallel to lighter investments and be optimized by piggybacking on more common, recent development like rapid transit lanes.