Three in four people prefer better-connected public transport over driving, new global study reveals
- Hitachi Rail publishes first-of-its-kind major study into attitudes towards public transport across eight global cities including Washington, D.C., and Toronto
- Three-quarters of people would use public transport more often if they had a single effective digitized transport app
- The single most important benefit of such an app is the ability to avoid crowding, according to 3 in 4 respondents
- In boost for cities' decarbonization strategies, two-thirds of respondents would be willing to pay for better services via more road charges, despite increased car usage
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Hitachi Rail published a major new report investigating attitudes towards public transport and smart mobility in eight cities around the globe, including Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Canada. The first-of-its-kind study finds that three-quarters (75%) of people would choose a better-connected public transport system, rather than driving. The report finds a strong global demand for smart transport solutions to deliver enhanced cost, convenience and comfort, with a willingness to pay for improvements through increased taxes on private transport.
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