The NSW government has announced it will host a ‘Future Transport’ summit to receive ideas on how best to manage the state’s transport network.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, said the summit would call on the world’s brightest tech minds to contribute towards state infrastructure.
“This summit will be the perfect platform to ignite innovative, creative and out of the box ideas that will transform transport for the better,” Constance said.
"While we've made good progress with open data, collaboration with developers, apps and better regulation, it's no secret NSW has lagged behind the rest of the world and I am determined to turn that around.”
The summit will focus on different technologies such as driverless cars and trains, ride-sharing, smart phones and real time apps.
‘Future Transport’ will begin with a two day summit in April to bring together more than 150 leading thinkers.
"The state's population is going to increase by about 2 million people by 2031. As well as building new infrastructure, we need to look at smarter systems and technology driven solutions to cope with demand,” he said.
"We need to stay ahead of the game so it's time we ask, what are the next big ideas? What are the next systems and technologies that are going to challenge us and shape the transport system in NSW?”
The summit will also include opportunities for community to get involved through online forums.
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