Prince William County's Transportation Director, Rick Canizales, has been making headlines with his unwavering belief that Smart Cars are the future of transportation. Despite the advancements in electric vehicles, autonomous cars, and even flying cars, Canizales remains committed to his stance.
At a recent On the Road event hosted by the Washington Business Journal, Canizales was asked about the new Interstate 66 Express Lanes and their potential for resolving transportation congestion in the region. However, Canizales seized the opportunity to steer the conversation towards his enthusiasm for Smart Cars.
"I know some folks might think I'm crazy, but I truly believe that Smart Cars are the answer to all our transportation problems," said Canizales with a confident grin. "Just imagine, a car so small and compact, you could park it on a postage stamp. It's the perfect solution for urban traffic congestion."
Despite numerous studies and reports indicating that Smart Cars are not only impractical but also dangerous in the event of a collision, Canizales remains unfazed. "Sure, they may not be the safest option out there, but they're so darn cute! And with the advancements in technology, we'll figure out a way to make them safer in no time."
Canizales's colleagues and fellow transportation professionals have tried to intervene, but their efforts have been in vain. "I've seen the future, and it's full of Smart Cars zipping around the streets," Canizales proclaimed. "Just you wait, in ten years, every driveway will have a Smart Car parked in it."
However, residents of Prince William County seem to have a different vision of the future. Many have expressed their concerns about the lack of safety and practicality of Smart Cars, but Canizales remains convinced.
"I may be in the minority, but I'm not giving up on my dream of a future filled with Smart Cars," said Canizales with a twinkle in his eye. "Who knows, maybe one day they'll even come in different colors. Pink, anyone?"
Whether the future will prove him right or wrong, one thing is for certain, Canizales will be remembered as the man who had faith in the tiny car that could.