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Mass transit demand boosted by rapid urbanisation

Urbanisation, and its associated side-effects ranging from congestion to air pollution, has put public transit at the centre-stage for governments and city transport planners, says Bharani Lakshminarasimhan, industry analyst, global commercial vehicle programme, at Frost & Sullivan

Bharani Lakshminarasimhan

More than 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2020, which will result in considerable congestion if left unabated. With the evolution of megacities and megacorridors across the globe, average travel distances for passengers commuting to work are expected to increase. The continual rising price of oil and volatile fuel prices, coupled with concerns over the environmental sustainability of our transit systems, are leading to a strengthening regulatory environment...

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