Next-Gen Transportation Isn’t Going Anywhere Without Data

In a recent Meeting of the Minds panel discussion, transportation experts weighed in on how the future of urban mobility innovation will be tied to a wide range of data sources and thorough analysis.

Government Technology

BY SKIP DESCANT SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Effectively operating the transportation systems of tomorrow is going to take more than thoughtful planning; it’s also going to require a lot of good data, experts say.  This process is already playing out with the wide adoption of standardized methods for collecting and using transportation data, namely through open-source software and the Mobility Data Specification (MDS), which lays out a road map to connect mobility companies with local governments. MDS is often credited with making emerging forms of mobility — bikes, e-scooters, rentable and sharable cars — integrated mobility options within the larger transportation ecosystem. These specifications are in use by about 90 cities around the world. 


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