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Public transport at the heart of tomorrow’s urban mobility

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Change is afoot in the world of transport. Cities around the world are experiencing rapid urbanisation, which is leading to greater demand for urban mobility. Daily urban trips worldwide are predicted to rise from 7.5 billion in 2005 to 11.5 billion in 2025. Our over-reliance on the private car is leading to congestion, poor air quality and a lack of urban space.

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