The Presidential Daily Brief

intriguing

  1. Woman reading while behind the wheel as the car is in DRIVE

    Driverless Cars Could Pull Funds From Public Transport

    Google and other autonomous car tech companies are driving the news cycle. But all that hype may be distracting from funding for public transit, which already gets about a third of the yearly government investment that American highways do, despite the environmental advantages. Experts say it may take 25 years before the roads are teeming with individual, self-driving pod cars, but all that autonomous tech — and the billions of dollars to be poured into it — could revolutionize trains and buses long before a Googlemobile appears in your driveway.

This story is part of The Presidential Daily Brief

view full edition