Smart Mobility: Reducing congestion and fostering faster, greener, and cheaper transportation options (Deloitte Public Sector Research, 2015)

Deloitte’s Public Sector Research organization offers a study that found that the expansion of alternative modes of transportation could lead to reduced congestion and other benefits, and identified the types of transportation suited to a city or suburb. Instead of examining the most common alternative to driving — public transit — the study looked at ridesharing services (carpooling), bike commuting, carsharing, and on-demand ride services. The study uses geospatial analytics, such as coupling location data with existing government data, to examine the potential congestion reduction benefits in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. Congestion reduction could result from the expansion of alternative modes of commuting. The study determined that the potential benefits from these four modes are distributed differently across America’s cities and within each city,

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