Re-shaping the future of transport

What is the future of transport?

We are on the verge of a paradigm shift. By taking the opportunity to reshape rather than reset our transport systems, we can choose to retain our need to increase speed and convenience, but we can also put safety, equitable mobility and sustainability at the top of our agenda.

At the core of this change is how we utilise the wealth of transport data already at our fingertips. By amplifying the digital information we collect, we can respond to customers’ needs more effectively, make better investment decisions, better choices around operational assets and maintenance, and enhance financial planning and analysis.

Much of this transformation will revolve around the integration of our networks so that traditional public transport such as rail and bus align with and talk to on demand and last mile services such as ride sharing and mobility as a service solutions.

The same can be said for the way we transport goods. With the huge increase in home deliveries for both parcels and food, as well as changes in online shopping behaviour, we need to develop flexibility in our transport systems to manage sudden changes in capacity.

This increased pressure on network performance means that the transport sector is also actively looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions. Transport is one of the largest end users of energy and so from both a cost and environmental perspective, the need for owners and operators to speed up the decarbonisation process is both essential and exciting.

Join us on this fascinating journey to The Future of Transport.

Re-shaping the future of transport

Latest insights

Moving forward with purpose in a post-COVID-19 world

Why should travel demand management be considered for cities and regions post-COVID?

The transition out of the pandemic offers unique opportunities to operate our existing transport systems more effectively. Using travel demand management, we can bring completely new experiences for transport operators, managers and those who depend on them.

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What is the future of transport for Australians?

By 2035 Australia will look different. People don’t seek mobility for the sake of mobility, they seek it to fulfil a purpose.

We asked more than 1300 Australians to imagine the future of transport, how they want to live, work, travel, buy food and have goods delivered in 2035.

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Learn more from our projects and case studies

Newcastle Light Rail, Australia

Aurecon, with partners, has led the design of this city-shaping transport project – the first light rail system in Australasia to be wire-free.


Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Managing Director, Transportation – Australia
Keith Chong, Aurecon

Keith Chong

Managing Director, Infrastructure – Asia
Khalid Mahmood, Aurecon

Khalid Mahmood

Technical Director, Civil & Structures – Asia

More thinking on the future of transport

Flexing the rail network

Learn how light rail and mass transit systems improve connectivity, regenerate cities, decarbonise transport and give people greater mobility choices.
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