Even before the ongoing pandemic, the public transport industry faced stagnating passenger numbers and rising operating costs. The report, Digitalization of Public Transport in the Nordics & Baltics: How IoT and data insights are changing the way we move, describes the challenges and how digitalization can contribute to overcoming them. The report also looks at what new challenges may be brought on by the pandemic and what public transport operators and authorities can do to make operations more efficient and traveling more attractive to passengers.
“The most important stakeholders in public transport are the passengers who use and ultimately fund it,” Gustavsson says. “For the industry to meet business and sustainability goals, public transport needs to become a better option than taking the car. Telia has already connected more than half the buses in Sweden, and we are expanding. We provide a digital infrastructure for connectivity across the Nordics and Baltics and in combination with our digitalization tools in IoT and data insights, we enable our public transport customers to optimize operations, understand passengers’ needs and make public transport more sustainable and safer.”
Telia is one of the largest providers of digital solutions to the public transport industry in the Nordics and Baltics – delivering end-to-end solutions containing components from the hardware on buses to a comprehensive portfolio of digital services.