Public transit vs. self-driving cars

In New York, a political battle is brewing, and it​ foreshadows a bumpy road for the rollout of autonomous vehicles nationwide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and progressive New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are battling over how to handle the city’s mounting transit problems, with Cuomo reportedly considering congestion pricing for high-trafficked corridors and de Blasio preparing to introduce a “millionaire’s tax” to fund improvements to public transit…