Experts from 13 countries to attend the International Expert Council for Transport Issues

Experts from 13 countries to attend the International Expert Council for Transport Issues
They will share experiences in the integration of railway traffic with metro systems and surface public transit in cities.

The Fifth International Expert Council for Transport Issues under the Moscow Government will take place on 4-5 July.  Participants will discuss the latest data processing technologies, railway traffic development and the new route network in central Moscow.

Leading urban traffic experts from 13 countries will take part in the conference. Foreign experts will share experiences in the integration of railway traffic with metro systems and surface public transit. Participants will also discuss the possibility of using Big Data technologies in a megalopolis public transport system.

“It is important for us to hear expert opinions about the functioning of our intelligent public transit system. We are also planning major efforts to integrate railway transport into the city transport infrastructure. International expert councils in past years have shown that when we use world experts’ experience and opinions we improve our city transport system,” said Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development.

In addition, the council will discuss navigation systems, expanding retail opportunities at transfer hubs and parking areas near the railway.

The first session of the International Expert Council for Transport Issues took place in Moscow in 2013 and was dedicated to the development of public transit in the city. In 2014 the main topic was surface public transit in the city, and in 2015 participants discussed ticket options and non-ticket income. Last year, experts discussed the development of parking space.