One VA leader advocates focus on driverless cars, not Metro
One local leader believes the regionês transportation future lies in driverless cars, not Metro. At a recent meeting of elected Northern Virginia officials, Corey Stewart, chairman-at-large for Prince William County, called Metro 19th century technology and said that VDOT, Transurban and local jurisdictions should work on putting sensors in roads to prepare for driverless technology.
But Arlington County board member Jay Fisette noted the economic development that has grown up around Metro stations and said the system was crucial for the regionês operation and growth. He said the main goal is to reduce the number of solo drivers on area roads, whether through carpooling or bus rapid transit.Download Bulletin PDF