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Getting Smart on Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Transport Authorities from Emerging Data Sources

January 18, 2017 by Urban Transport Group

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Transformative technological changes are shaping the world and unleashing unprecedented volumes of data. Transport is a key generator of emerging data and also stands to be a significant beneficiary of new products, services, insights and ways of working that accompany this. Emerging data will mean transport users will become far more fully informed about their travel choices whilst at the same time transform the ability of transport authorities to plan and manage transport networks and services more efficiently and effectively. The purpose of this report is to outline key challenges and opportunities from the perspective of city region transport authorities, and to articulate a case for action.