Transport: Technology as an enabler and supporter

Transport: Technology as an enabler and supporter

VIC
Mar 12
The first event in Melbourne's Transport Series, which includes an address by new PTV CEO Mark Wild, will look at how new technologies and integrated transport networks can deliver solutions to improve the productivity and efficiency of our transport network.

Speakers

Phil Carter, Urban and Transport Planner, Arup
John Fennell, Smarter Cities and Industry Lead, IBM
Mark Wild, Chief Executive Officer, Public Transport Victoria

Event overview

The first event in CEDA's 2014 Victorian Transport series will look at how new technologies and integrated transport networks can deliver solutions to improve the productivity and efficiency of our transport network and help manage network demands. These enablers can maximise the gains made through more efficient policy and regulation and can help smooth the impact of pricing and charging through better information.

Managing demand across Melbourne's transport network provides the biggest opportunity to improve the efficiency, productivity and capacity of the network in the short term. Technology can help smooth traffic flows, ensure our public transport networks runs on time, with better on-time connections and cross-network mapping. It can also help patrons determine the best transport mode for their journey, cutting travel times through better consumer information. The transformative potential of these technologies is staggering.

A practical and in-depth look at the mechanisms to improve the efficiency, productivity, and capacity of the network without large capital injections is long overdue. The role of technology and engineering is central to planning a 21st century transport network.

This event will:

  • Examine how new technologies and engineering are transforming the existing network;
  • Evaluate the potential of urban electric vehicles to contribute to efficient transport systems; and
  • Ask what is possible at the frontier of transport technology.

Meet the speakers

Phil Carter
Urban and Transport Planner, Arup

John Fennell
Smarter Cities and Industry Lead, IBM

Mark Wild
Chief Executive Officer, Public Transport Victoria

Supported by CEDA member

Supporting series sponsor

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