NYC Gets Aggressive on Smarter Transportation Infrastructure: AGRION to Host NYC’s Chief Fleet Officer, AECOM, & More in September to Discuss Current & Future Initiatives

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AGRION, the global business network for energy, cleantech & sustainability, will host industry professionals in New York City in September to address the progression of smart cities and the growing electric vehicle market as part of the effort to create a more efficient transportation system.

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Share programs like Citibike & aggressive targets like NYC's 33% electric taxis by 2020 are poised to have a seal impact on urban mobility.

According to the U.S. EPA, transportation accounts for 28% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, a number which has grown 18% in just 13 years. Smarter transportation planning, especially in urban environments, has therefore become crucial to combating these challenging statistics.

Cities like NYC have taken the lead in transforming transportation infrastructure to face congestion and climate threats. “Share programs like Citibike and aggressive targets like NYC’s 33% electric taxis by 2020 are poised to have a seal impact on urban mobility,” according to Nicholas J. Davis, Managing Director of AGRION Americas.

The key to developing a more intelligent transportation infrastructure involves the coordination of a variety of mobility systems – traffic management, smart parking, electric vehicles, charging stations, and real-time data management – as a way to predict traffic patterns, alleviate congestion, reduce carbon emissions and promote safety.

In order to analyze these growing trends and the challenges impeding this market, AGRION will host a roundtable discussion in New York City on September 10th. With speakers from AECOM, NYC’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS/NYC), Axion Power, Bandwagon, and Hodgson Russ LLP, the intent is to foster an intelligent conversation among industry professionals on developing smarter solutions to efficient transportation and urban mobility.

AGRION provides a platform for members to connect, exchange ideas, and identify business opportunities. Through weekly meetings in offices around the world, AGRION members can determine critical business drivers, explore innovation, and realize sustainable growth in a world challenged by resource constraints, climate change, and evolving political landscapes. To learn more or create your own profile, visit http://www.agrion.org.

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