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Intelligent Transport Systems and Public Transport in the U.K.

Back around the year 2000, the UK Department for Transport (DfT) decided to bump start the provision of real-time bus information with a generous £20 million+ fund. The technology was fairly well established and was in use in a small number of U.K. locations and elsewhere in Europe, but neither local transport authorities nor bus […]

POLICYSMART 40: Micro-mobility with Rasheq Zarif

Scooters and e-bikes are everywhere—and they seem to have appeared overnight. You’ve probably tripped over a scooter before…or ridden one to work. You’ve probably also gone on an e-bike joyride while touring a city. Our guest, Rasheq Zarif, speaks with us about how these small wheels actually help fill a big need in our cities. He is […]

Winning City’s Trust

Transportation planners face many challenges; among the most vexing, figuring out how to integrate self-driving vehicles into the daily fabric of their cities. With AV technology rapidly changing, figuring out how to benefit from it requires a leap into the unknown for city officials who want to offer their citizens safe and reliable transportation alternatives. […]

POLICYSMART 38: How Do You Get the Public to Engage in New Mobility’s Promises of Change?

Upending the status quo. That’s a given with new mobility. How do local and state governments work with manufacturers and product and service providers in helping the public both understand and become engaged in the promises of change? We spoke with Claudia Bilotto, WSP’s transportation and infrastructure area manager for the city of Atlanta at […]

The Soft Side of Intelligent Transportation: What About Our Workers?

By Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of The NEXT Education The age of automation has arrived! It’s the progress towards intelligent transportation, autonomy, and cybersecurity. This epic shift is just beginning to be felt at every intersection. Workers need to grow as this technology does, and executives need to guide that growth. According to a recent McKinsey […]

POLICYSMART 36: The Role of Insurance in New Mobility at SXSW with Don Civgin of Allstate

How is the insurance industry playing a role in the deployment of connected, autonomous and new mobility systems? Don Civgin, President of Service Businesses at Allstate Corporation, is on a mission to make sure the traditional players in this field know that Allstate through its spin-off Arity is ready to be a critical player in making […]

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