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Why Society Must Prepare For The Self-Driving Car Revolution

April 29, 2016, 3:26 PM
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While the Boston region is a center for robotics and artificial intelligence research, none of the Northeast states allows self-driving cars to be driven or tested on public roads. Massachusetts officials are looking in 2016 at turning part of the former Devens military base into a self-driving testing ground. (Tony Avelar, File/AP)

We talk to three experts about the promises and pitfalls of the transportation revolution underway throughout the nation.

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Sitting In Traffic? What You Should Know About Your Health

April 28, 2016, 3:50 PM
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Sitting in the car when you’re stuck in traffic is never fun. It’s frustrating and boring. But how does your long commute affect your body?

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Vision Zero Boston: The Plan To Eliminate Car Crash Fatalities

April 28, 2016, 3:07 PM
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Bicyclist riding down Mass. Ave at the intersection where a bicyclist died in a crash earlier this week. (Hadley Green/WBUR)

The philosophy behind the initiative, originally from Sweden, is that while people might fail, the road systems never should.

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What Effect Did The Big Dig Have On Seaport Traffic?

April 27, 2016, 3:07 PM
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Seventeen million square feet of development in underway or planned for the South Boston "Innovation District" over the next two decades. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

With convention and hospitality space set to double over the next two decades, what strategies should the city use to mitigate road congestion?

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Why You Can’t Catch The ‘Green Wave’ In Boston

April 26, 2016, 3:13 PM
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Mid-day traffic moving through Dudley Sq in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Better traffic light programming has the potential to cut through gridlock, so why aren’t we using it?

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter On Fixing Our Commutes

April 25, 2016, 3:14 PM
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In a WBUR traffic poll, one in eight Greater Bostonians considered changing their job to improve their commute.


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