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Design: Transportation Futuristics

"What is 'transportation futuristics'? Many of us are familiar with covers from Popular Science that depict commuters buzzing around in tiny aircraft and landing on rooftops, or fanciful drawings of vehicles that run on roads, float on water and also take to the air. The basic problem many of us face each day -- how to get from Point A to Point B in the least amount of time with the least amount of trouble -- has inspired many to dream of marvelous ways to solve that problem....In spite of failing at what they set out to achieve, many futuristics, especially those from transportation practitioners, have influenced the design of equipment, facilities or operations. This exhibit examines why these intriguing ideas failed and what lessons we can learn from those failures." - from the website. <>