Driverless Vehicles Are the Present; Rangers Stadium Details Still Part of the Future

ARLINGTON — There was a discussion about the future Wednesday night — a future that includes a Loews luxury hotel coming to Arlington's entertainment district, an entertainment and retail center, and a new ballpark for the Texas Rangers that will anchor it all.But one part of that future has arrived — at the old ballpark."In the next 30 days, autonomous people movers are going to be in use at Globe Life Park," Mayor Jeff Williams said in a free-wheeling discussion of the $1 billion, retractable-roof Rangers stadium and the $250 million Texas Live! entertainment complex going up next to it.Williams appeared before members of the Texo Association Young Constructors Council along with Jack Hill, the Rangers' senior vice president of project development, and Mark Penny, senior vice president for Texas of Manhattan Construction.Williams said pre-programmed routes for the driverless vehicles are being worked out but would likely include off-street trails in the entertainment district, as well as getting people from parking lots to Globe Life Park for Rangers games or events at AT&T Stadium.  Continue reading...

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