Here's how Austin envisions its transportation network of tomorrow

Source: Michael Theis, Austin Business Journal

Austin officials have big plans for the region’s transportation grid if it wins the Beyond Traffic: Smart City Challenge posed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

"The goal of the contest is for cities to present a viable vision for a 21st-century regional transportation network that encourages the development and adoption of self-driving cars, network vehicles, sensor-based traffic information infrastructure and other technologies DOT calls “Intelligent Transportation Systems.” The winner — Austin is one of seven finalist cities in the competition — gets a $50 million grant to begin to implement that vision." 

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Chelsea Collier