Making Dublin a smart city

Interesting piece in Fortune

San Francisco gets smart with green technology

…in the context of Ireland and its drive for a smart economy and knowledge society.

As I stand at bus stops wondering when the next bus is due and I think about the technology which is so easily available I wonder why we are not moving forward faster e.g. integrated ticketing?

Dublin needs to be a smart city.  Press on asap.  Food for thought in this article.

Author: Barry OGorman

Barry O'Gorman is an independent business and IT consultant, based in Dublin, Ireland.

One thought on “Making Dublin a smart city”

  1. Hi Barry. I agree with you on the need for integrated ticketing. As you will see from the link below, some progress is being made at last, albeit slowly.

    http://www.transport21.ie/Projects/Integrated_Ticketing/Integrated_Smart_Card_Ticketing_in_the_Greater_Dublin_Area.html

    There is also information available on the Railway Procurement Agency web site:

    http://www.rpa.ie/en/its/Pages/Overview.aspx

    Whatever about integration, the degree of cooperation betwen Irish Rail, Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus to obviate the difficulties caused by the Malahide bridge collapse deserves praise. As a daily user of the Dublin Bus service, I know that many people in the North County have nothing but praise for the service being provided by Dublin Bus. Indeed, many would continue to use the bus service – if it was to the current standard – even when the rail service is restored. Perhaps there are lessons in that for offering real multi-modal options to commuters and for the value of inter-organisational cooperation.

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