TxDOT wants to explore ‘smart highways’ as the future of freight and commerce in the state

For a while now on the Texas Standard we’ve talked about self driving cars and driverless trucking as part of conversations about the future of transportation, but what about “smart highways?”

If the folks at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have anything to say about it, one could be coming to a road near you, but not so soon.

Megan Kimble has written about smart highways for Bloomberg as well as Texas highways in her upcoming book “City Limits: Infrastructure, inequality, and the future of America’s highways.”

She spoke with the Standard about smart highways and why the folks at TxDOT chose this program. Listen to the interview above or read the transcript below.

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