When thinking about the future of public transportation, many people skip right to flying cars, jetpacks, electric and autonomous vehicles. Maybe it has to do with the obstacles that stand in the way of making public transportation better.
Fixing public transportation requires cooperation, planning, and the acceptance of the community. Ideas are voted on. Careers are wagered. That sometimes makes it hard to separate the ideas from the politics.
“Meanwhile, flashy “future of transportation” ideas enjoy the freedom of being removed from those burdens. They’re usually proposed with the caveat that mundane problems like “regulation” or “funding” will naturally be solved along the way if the idea is good enough.”
Read the article at The Verge.