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Voices on Infrastructure: Advancing urban transport infrastructure
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Voices on Infrastructure: Advancing urban transport infrastructure

This edition of Voices looks at how our cities’ core infrastructure needs to evolve in lockstep with new mobility technologies and business models. It outlines a vision of seamless tech-enabled mobility; explores how cities worldwide are forging steps toward that vision; and discusses the implications of this future for our metros, bus networks, airports, and more.

Articles in this issue

Debate

Debate: Will delivery UAVs scale by 2030?

– Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are a hot topic of debate. McKinsey asked two professionals close to the issue to weigh in on whether they believe UAVs will gain traction and claim a significant share of urban deliveries by 2030.
Interview

Building self-sustaining public transport: An interview with William Sabandar, president director of MRT Jakarta

– Jakarta’s flagship rapid-transit project has proven successful within its first year. MRT’s director envisions a total of 230 kilometers of railway alleviating some of the world’s worst congestion.
Commentary - Voices on Infrastructure

Building the infrastructure for the future of mobility

– Our road and rail infrastructure is not ready for the future of mobility. Owners and operators should act now or risk being left behind.
Commentary - Voices on Infrastructure

Declining bus ridership: Improving the efficiency of transit networks

– Transport authorities are navigating lower public-transit ridership, declining air quality, and growing financial pressures. Integrating bus networks into the broader urban infrastructure is key.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

The year of future transportation: An interview with Seoul Mayor Park Wonsoon

– As Seoul’s mayor seeks to bring transportation improvements to the city, he must carefully consider how to implement sustainable infrastructure and new technologies to best meet citizens’ needs.
Article

A new look at autonomous-vehicle infrastructure

– What infrastructure improvements will promote the growth of autonomous vehicles while simultaneously encouraging shared ridership?
Article

Start me up: Where mobility investments are going

– Our latest mobility start-up and investment tally shows the industry invested $120 billion in the last 24 months as it prepares for the years to come.

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