Transportation keeps our world, our people, and our goods moving. It is integral to our everyday lives and spurs us to strive towards an integrated vision for transportation. It is without a doubt a crucial driver to any nation’s economy, as well as a major factor in the quality of life.
With the demand in transportation expected to increase exponentially, nations, as well enterprises, need to ensure that they are ready to deal with the different variables for sustaining economic growth and increasing business potential.
Urbanization and the consequent demands for mobility are dramatically reshaping our transportation needs. Inevitably, solutions beyond road expansions will be required to optimize and maximize the actual capacity of the roads to ensure a higher efficiency and flow of movement.
Urbanization, mobility, congestion, safety, security, infrastructure, operational efficiencies, energy are just some of the factors involved in the transportation industry.
Innovative and integrated solutions are key for the implementation of an integrated vision for transportation, infrastructure, and logistics.
Mobility and urbanization impact roads, transit systems, and IT deployments for all transportation infrastructures including traffic management, fleet management, integrated high-speed rail, subways, and airports. To ensure the flow of movement, investment and rehabilitation in nations’ infrastructures are anticipated specifically for the power and transportation sectors.
With urbanization comes an increase in mobility and traffic, which in turn means a rise in the levels of harmful emissions to the environment. To proactively manage the anticipated growth and trends, adaptive integrated traffic management systems are essential to increase efficiency, ensure flow of movement, reduce congestion by relaying pertinent travel information, map alternative routes, regulate speed, and optimize emergency and incident management responses.
Realizing the imminent transportation and infrastructure challenges faced on a global scale with the projected growth rates in urbanization and mobility, as well the increase in cost of fuel and energy, a smart approach to transportation and technology infrastructure is becoming increasingly important for securing a sustainable future. Sustainability for our future is translated into economic growth that is strategically planned and that utilizes the available resources and infrastructure to actualize and advance the potential for social mobility, business, and commerce.