Public transportation

Public transportation is a sector where changes in transport needs and societal trends continuously post new challenges for operators. Increasing urban mobility and higher demands on environmentally friendly alternatives put pressure on developing new solutions. Moderate budgets call for increased cost efficiency in existing transportation systems as well as added flexibility. To become the preferred choice for a majority of people, public transportation requires new innovative thinking around how systems are run, managed and interact with commuters.

As cities impose restriction on car mobility, the demands on public transportation grows. City transport faces the challenge of managing a larger share of commuters, while improving flexibility and coverage.  At the same time pollution level and noise must be kept under control. For intercity and regional operators transport reliability, speed and capacity are key areas of concern.  In addition, all public transportation faces common demands on accessibility, environmental impact and punctuality.

To meet these challenges operators are adopting new ways thinking around managing their operations. One area of rapid development is Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), which is used to optimize the transportation utilization in public transportation. Access to increasing amounts of data, originating from both systems and people, provide further opportunities to improve services. Leveraging the data however, requires new skillsets and internal capacities to be developed.

ISEA’s expertise within public transportation range from management of large-scale IT infrastructure projects to assessments of organizations’ strategic direction, internal governance and work processes.

ISEA supported a regional public transportation provider in developing a new governance structure. Read more

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