"...think about transportation as cross-functional, not in silos, but as a transportation ecosystem." - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
We are proud to announce the latest free e-book to be published by SmartRail World – Putting Public Transport at the Heart of Tomorrow’s Smart Cities’ and offer you the first chance to download it.
Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in cities, with the number set to grow to at least 66% by 2050. This rapid pace of urbanisation is putting added pressure on our already strained infrastructure network. Implementing new technology is essential to continue to be able to move people from A to B as effectively as possible.
The technologies deployed in our citiies needs to be designed to be able to absorb and encourage such growth, and be as efficient, rapid and passenger friendly as possible.
The building blocks of tomorrow’s cities are already in place and this e-book focusses on what is currently operational, what comes next, and who is leading the delivery of the next generation of innovative solutions for smart travel.
Chapter 1: Fostering Innovation in Los Angeles.
Chapter 2: How an open data commitment is delivering rewards for London transport.
Chapter 3: Columbus, Ohio wins unprecedented $40 million Smart City challenge.
Chapter 4: Digital dashboard opens performance data for MBTA passengers.
Chapter 5: Public Transit! Your Uber has arrived. Please proceed with caution.
Chapter 6: Interview: Shyam Kannan, Managing Director of Planning at WMATA.
Chapter 7: Editor’s Preview: SmartTransit USA.
All the themes and some of the contributors of this e-book, the 17th we’ve published, are a big part of the 6th annual SmartTransit Congress in Elizabeth, New Jersey (October 25-26th 2016).