This response examines how better data collection and use could improve the planning and delivery of transport infrastructure and services and strengthen the climate resilience of the UK’s transport infrastructure.
It makes the following key points:
- Gathering and sharing more systems-wide transport data would have a range of benefits, including better forecasting of demand and monitoring of performance.
- Transport infrastructure owners and operators should be encouraged to consider the interconnectivity of infrastructure systems and use connected digital twins to better understand how critical infrastructure assets work as part of a wider system.
- Metrics linked to environmental and social value and productivity growth should be measured alongside traditional metrics like journey time and cost to enable better decision-making about transport investment.
This response draws on evidence gathered as part of the ICE’s consultation on a national transport strategy for England and the ICE’s policy position statement on how the UK’s infrastructure system can be made more resilient.
ICE submission to the Transport Committee on the future of transport data
Content type: Policy
Last updated: 22/09/2023