Self-driving cars might still seem like a novelty, but in another few years these vehicles could change the transit conversation. From Walter Russell Mead:
Why drive to a train station, park, pay for a ticket, wait, hop on a train, sit for a while, then hop back in a car or other train when you get close to your destination, when you can just take a nap while your self-driving car carries you safely--and directly--to your destination? One day--and Via Meadia hopes that day will come sooner rather than later--we won't need trains for human transportation. One day, self-driven cars will be all over our roads, safely and efficiently taking us to a desired location. One day. And then what will we do with all this legacy high-speed rail infrastructure?