As new technological innovations within the public transport sector begin to pose a threat to traditional systems, the conversation in North America revolves around raising funding to renovate and improve the current transport systems. Indeed, it has been a struggle to keep up with the rest of the world in terms of modernising and digitalising the sector. An important part of the concept of modernisation is learning how to integrate new mobility players in North America, so that commuters can seamlessly move from train, to bike, to bus, to work.
Exploring the theme of technology and combined mobility in the sector, the 9-11 October APTA EXPO 2017 promises to impress with a line-up of more than 55 free educational sessions, organised by topic area in seven Learning Zones: Innovations, International, Procurement, Workforce Development, Liveable and Sustainable Communities, Operations, and Solutions. UITP will be participating in this event, with our Head of Policy & Outreach, Jerome Pourbaix, speaking about Global Perspectives on Shared Mobility and Mobility as a service. The Learning Zones will be located throughout the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For more information and registration, visit the website at APTAEXPO.com.
Find out more about what some cities in the USA are already doing to create a more integrated mobility system in a recent article on the UITP North American regional website.