Infrastructure and Transportation


RAND research addresses the challenges of developing, managing, and protecting energy, transportation, water, communications, and other critical infrastructure throughout the world.

  • The Olympic park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2, 2016, photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters


    The Olympic Legacy — What Can Rio Learn?

    Aug 3, 2016

    Rio will spend $14.4 billion on the Olympics. Like other host cities, it hopes to achieve an “Olympic legacy” to ensure that this investment pays dividends after the games and provides long-term economic, social, sporting, and cultural benefits.

  • The interior of a Tesla Model S is shown in autopilot mode in San Francisco, California, April 7, 2016, photo by Alexandria Sage/Reuters


    Fatal Crash Shouldn't Kill Self-Driving Cars

    Jul 16, 2016

    The first known fatality in an autonomous vehicle occurred on May 7 and raises important questions. It does not, however, mean that self-driving cars are less safe than human drivers or that development of the technology should be stopped.

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