The intelligence Top
News and views from the urban transport industry.
Fire and safety Top
Tony Cash, head of fire safety unit & fire compliance manager, London Underground Fire safety underground poses unique challenges, especially dealing with Victorian infrastructure. We find out how stations, old and new, are kept safe from the threat.
Signalling and communications Top
Spencer Dando, consultant, Dubai Metro With Wi-Fi now installed across the network in Dubai, we find out what lessons have been learned from the roll-out and what future plans are being made for improving connectivity aboard trains in the city.
Colin Sims, head of mining and tunnels, Network Rail As the first country globally to introduce railways, the UK has a network of rail tunnels, built over several centuries and using several different construction techniques. We find out what challenges these many and varied assets present from a tunnel maintenance perspective and how this unique legacy informs today’s tunnelling projects.
Design, engineering and constructionTop
Carlo Ratti, director, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Will autonomous vehicles change the landscape of city streets in the future and will that lead the eventual phase out of traffic signals? MIT’s research suggests city streets could become safer and less congested in future.
Umberto Guida, ZeEUS Coodinator, EU Projects Directory With funding from the EU Commission, Project ZeEUS aims to bring fully electric transport to the urban masses. We find out how wireless charging at bus stands is currently being trialled in cities across Europe to evaluate their economic, environmental and social viability.
Mr Kuldeep Gharatya, head of innovation, Technical Strategy and Performance, TfL How TfL is planning to harness the power of the Internet of Things.
Fare management Top
Michael Devitto, vice-president and program executive, Fare Payment Programs, Metropolitan Transport Authority New York With rapid transit contactless ticketing increasingly widespread, we ask what the likely next step is for fare management and what it will mean for operators and passenger convenience.