Here at ratpag, we like to keep up to date on the latest in transit and transportation research. We’re particularly interested in futuristic, long-term research, which is why I have stored searches on several databases for any journal article whose title starts with the word “towards.” These papers so far out, so bold, so brash that they cannot yet claim to be something, only Towards something. They must express the inexpressible.
But is anything beyond Towards? There is, and today we found it. The Idea. The Idea of a concept even more hedging than Towards. We don’t know what the article’s about, but we’re in.