Getting around: ASU experts explore the future of transit

Series of highways connecting over a city and large green space. Many cars on the highways.The annual Transportation Research Board meeting in January 2017 featured ASU professors who discussed the future of transit in a changing world. The presentations reflected insights from across the university, including from the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. ASU experts focused on advances in transportation sectors such as drone delivery, housing and biking, as well as taxis and ride hailing. School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Director and Senior Sustainability Scientist Trisalyn Nelson expressed the necessity for improving our current transportation systems. "There’s an increasing tension between how we move through a city and our health and well-being and happiness," she says. "If we want healthy populations that are connecting to communities and moving through them in a smart way, this kind of research is really important."