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The role of public transport in smart cities

The role of public transport in enabling integrated door-to-door mobility is evolving, and public transportation is set to be prioritised by citizens as a more affordable option, writes Archana Vidyasekar, Global Research Manager, Visionary Innovation Group at Frost & Sullivan.

Smart cities

Improving infrastructure links and pervasive technology is leading to a paradigm shift in mobility preferences, from a single mode of transport to multimodal options. In the centre of this shift are smart cities, promoting the use of more integrated mobility networks over private vehicle ownership. Cities will also promote the use of public transport as they deal with issues of congestion and pollution exacerbated by rapid urbanisation and private motorisation.

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