Capital District Transportation Committee, New Visions 2040 Regional Transportation Plan

September 3, 2015

By: Capital District Transportation Committee
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Autonomous Vehicles

This transportation plan for the Albany, New York, area includes a section on technology, such as self-driving cars, that will have tremendous and wide-reaching impacts on future transportation. It notes that incremental improvements in vehicle automation are expected on the short term horizon and, because the impacts of automated vehicles have the potential to be dramatic, it would not be responsible to ignore them in a plan with a horizon year of 2040. The plan notes potential impacts and offers policy recommendations for highway and bridge design, smart growth, and near-term investments.

Albany, NY

2010 Population: 97,856

2010 Population Density: 4,575.28/square mile