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IT Issue 1 2017


Real-time information developments in Madrid – passenger benefits

20 October 2017 | By

Since the inception of Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid (CRTM), Madrid’s public transport authority, the mobility patterns of the region have changed, becoming gradually more complex. Nuria Blanco, from the public transport innovation and management centre department (CITRAM), shares how it is harnessing the latest innovations in real-time passenger…

Advancing technology: friend or foe?

19 October 2017 | By

Mobile technology, advances in autonomous vehicles and the emergence of so-called transportation network companies (TNCs) pose wonderful opportunities but also real existential threats, so which is it? David Leininger, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), discusses the current and emerging trends in ticketing and mobility,…

The smart ticketing solution already in your customer’s pocket

19 October 2017 | By

To date, finding a way to use advances in technology to tackle challenges in transport has focused mainly around smart cards and ‘contactless’ readers – solutions that involve infrastructure that is costly to setup, install and maintain. However, there is another approach that is worth exploring, using something that is…

Mobility-as-a-Service In-Depth Focus 2017

19 October 2017 | By

Touted as the future of multimodal public transport on a global scale, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) has taken the imaginations of transport authorities and operators by storm. MaaS aims to change the way people travel, and how they pay for that service, encouraging a reduction in single-user vehicles...

Control Room Operations In-Depth Focus 2017

18 October 2017 | By

The safety and security of passengers and staff are of the utmost importance to public transport operators across the globe. As technology continues its rapid advance, there's an ever-increasing number of ways for control room operators to establish measures that will not only enhance passenger experience and safety, but also…