That Was Then, This Is Now, Tomorrow Will Be Amazing!

This article takes a fun look back at life in the 1920s, when the Transportation Research Board was founded, and dreams of what the year 2120 might hold. For example, in 1920 it cost 2 cents to mail a first class letter, compared with 55 cents today. In 2120, the morning mail arrives electronically, drones deliver small packages, and large shipments are sent via autonomous freight pods. In 1920, everyone rode bicycles, today electric scooters are the rage. The hot transportation mode in 2120? From watching the Jetsons cartoon TV show, it has to be personal jet packs!


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 10-11
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 329
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01759367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 18 2020 5:10PM