Strategies must take a holistic approach encompassing people, institutions, structures and operations, say Clint Vince, founder of Dentons’ Smart Cities and Communities Think Tank, and Jennifer Morrissey, counsel at Dentons.
Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.
New mobility options can improve the livability of cities but without the right strategy could have the polar opposite effect, say authors Giel Mertens and Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, and Nico Larco of the University of Oregon.
In the coming decade, several converging trends will amount to the most transformative change to impact global cities and public transportation since the automobile, says Adam Cohen, University of California, Berkeley.
To meet the demand for ease and continuity in travel, transport operators need to collaborate to offer passengers one virtual ticket, from beginning to end, says Steve Wakeland, Executive Chairman, ITSO.
Now is the time for city authorities, transport providers, commuters and businesses to work together if our cities are going to continue to thrive for the benefit of the wider community, says Johan Herrlin, CEO at Ito World
With new market entrants and business models increasingly gearing mobility services towards passengers, transport companies must accelerate their move into the digital age, says Ross Timms, Rufus Leonard.
FIWARE CEO Ulrich Ahle speaks to Graeme Neill about how the Smart Cities for Germany programme is helping the country’s poor track record on digitising services and how the battle for public opinion on open-source has been won.