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Shared Mobility Platforms Key to Reducing Urban Congestion

There are many difficulties high-populated cities face such as air quality, fossil fuel depletion, emissions and congestion. New technology advancements are serving as solutions to these problems, according to Jose Viegas, secretary-general for the International Transport Forum for OECD, who delivered remarks during the Mobility Next discussion on “Shared Mobility Solutions for Livable Cities.”

“Transportation is changing and the area where collaboration is most needed is between business, government and, in a social sense, the city,” Viegas said.

In order to solve the problems highly populated cities face, the International Transport Forum of the OECD has been working to implement and conduct simulations in different cities with simultaneous ride-sharing vehicles and optimized on-demand busses.

When the simulations are conducted the OECD replaces transportation currently in the city with electric vehicles that are on the market today. Data shows these vehicles are a successful alternative transit option to reduce congestion, carbon dioxide emissions and provide point-to-point transportation to efficiently connect people to jobs and essential services.

 

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