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How demographic and social trends influence the future of mobility

We all love smart technologies and all use a variety of apps that makes our lives easier. This digitalisation of services is likely going to have a profound impact on the future mobility of passengers  along with other key drivers change in mobility needs. The population growth is driving the rise of transport demand with different needs according to age. Clearly, older people have different mobility requirements to younger people, involving a different approach to transport model.

How does this affect transit?

From one of the hands, the ageing society will indubitably shift the nature of travel demand for greater access to social amenities (leisures, medical venues...).Seniors will rely more than ever on public transport for fulfilling their mobility needs. 

On the other hand, young people face very different mobility challenges and getting access to school is their first priority. This may seriously constraints their educational and living choices.  Despite different needs, in both case keeping transit easily accessible, comfortable and economical is key.

Furthermore, our attitude towards mobility is also changing and the rise of shared economy is playing a crucial role in attitudes and behaviours. Young people appear to see less of a need to own a car and tend to favorise the use of shared mobility solution, such as ride hailing services like Uber or Blablacar. It makes the mobility market very dynamic and encourage public transport to reinvigorate patronage.

How does the UFT DRT Platform support public transport transition?

On-demand bus services in public transport will give passengers more reasons to use it. To know why, you can read this article.

In this context, UFT platform is the best ally for public transport to make the transition and make simple what is complex to manage.

1 single platform and 4 easy ways to:

  1. Custom design your on-demand transport service,
  2. Synchronise it automatically with existing transport lines so they complement rather than compete with each other,
  3. Integrate last-minute bookings,
  4. Operate dynamic routing and swift  re-planning.

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