Transport systems need to be designed to be efficient, safe, sustainable and inclusive.
This paper provides a new framework for planners, policy-makers and investors. A call for advanced 21st-century networks of roads, airports, shipping facilities, train routes, and public transportation is resounding in cities, small communities and rural areas alike. We must embrace new methods and new technologies if we are to build and operate transport systems that deliver these goals.
Challenges in transport planning
As transportation planners in both developing and developed nations grapple with the consequences of growth and new technologies, they must take into account a wide range of new and emerging issues. The public and private sectors must collaborate closely in areas such as risk sharing to facilitate the innovation and financing needed to build truly sustainable transport infrastructure. New systems and techniques such as machine learning must be devised to radically enhance the quality of planning of new routes, networks, and infrastructure, and to provide advice to individual users as they travel.