Six futuristic Bay Area transportation projects to get the green light | KALW

Six futuristic Bay Area transportation projects to get the green light

Feb 27, 2018

What if a bicyclist could turn a traffic light from red to green — just by having the right app in their pocket? Or what if a driverless car could take you to the hospital?

Those ideas could become a reality soon in the Bay Area. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is expected to spend $5 million on futuristic transportation tech: driverless shuttles and connected vehicles. The commission votes on the money tomorrow. KALW’s transportation reporter Eli Wirtschafter unpacked the plan with Crosscurrents host Hana Baba.

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