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At South by Southwest, Raleigh Mayor Predicts the Future

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane has been at the South by Southwest event. She and other mayors were asked to think about the future, as Governing reports.

Not all the predictions were optimistic.

Raleigh, N.C., Mayor Nancy McFarlane predicted that with population growth outstripping road capacity in her area, drones would be making air deliveries to cars stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hour.

Hmm. Will this be the basis of a bigger push for public transit? In 2016, our Julie Tisdale critiqued Wake County’s transit plan of commuter rail and bus rapid transit. 

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