Modernizing transportation is a fundamental part of America’s economic recovery and future success. The data that transportation agencies already have is a critical part of the plans that will fuel this recovery, but these agencies are often challenged with turning this data into actionable information. The pandemic though actually provided the catalyst to accelerate their digital transformation and embrace innovative ways to serve all their constituents to deliver safe, reliable, and modern solutions.
The underpinning for this digital transformation was the growing adoption of hybrid cloud technologies. And help is on the way for transit agencies. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed a $547 billion package recently aimed at fixing the nation’s roads and transit systems. From Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and the recent surge in disruptive innovations, some of this funding can help accelerate transportation technologies as we know it.
These were the key themes of part two of the American Rescue Plan video podcast series, hosted on Government Technology Insider, where Lew Gaskell, Transportation Program Leader at Oracle, discusses new ways to modernize transportation.
“The transportation sector is very broad, and the needs are very great, and there’s a singular mandate to do things more reliably and safely,” said Gaskell. “Over the past 15 years, there’s been massive technology growth in areas that support the exponential expansion of data. As such, today we are seeing more predictive analytics, geospatial solutions, drones, and other data sources. Building around a cloud that is designed for transportation is key to success.”
Listen to the full video podcast below:
*This video series was recorded in the spring before the formalization and passing of the American Rescue Plan Act. As such our subject matter experts refer to the American Relief Plan in the video.
Click here to listen to Part Three of the “American Rescue Plan” Video Podcast Series.