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First guest post on the Olympic transport legacy now available.

Guest posts feature in the Transport KTN Intelligent Mobility Group

Over the next few months, we will be featuring guest posts from Daniel Ruiz on the legacy the Olympic Games will bequeath to UK Transport.

View the first one here.

Introducing Daniel Ruiz

Daniel (view his profile on _connect) will be asking "Is Transport in the UK going to be better after this year’s Games?" and providing a thought-provoking series of articles on this topic through until October 2012.

Daniel introduces the Olympic Transport Legacy series on the Transport KTN

"Transport and transport usage have changed dramatically since London won the Games in 2005, and the economic climate has taken a couple of unexpected turns!  At the same time, the technological landscape has been dug up and rebuilt with social media and satellite technology emerging and modelling capability leaping forwards.

"I am convinced UK Transport will benefit from the Games.  I say how in my series of articles starting this month and carrying on through to a mop up rant in October: after the dust has settled.

"I will be looking closely at the innovative use of people, processes and technology by the transport community in an increasingly dynamic, collaborative world.   Any conclusions I draw are based on a mix of first-hand experience and commentary; from those that will be running transport during the Games and those who have been involved from the early strategy stages.

"The two objectives of this series are to fanfare the interim successes of the Games transport teams, and to highlight lessons; some of which may already benefit the wider transport community.  If we don’t learn, what’s the point?

This month’s article is part scene-setter for those that haven’t been close to the Games preparations that have been going on over the last 7 or so years, and part titillator for those of you who know a bit and want to be drawn in further.

"I hope that my articles prove informative and stimulate some interesting discussions.

 

Thanks Daniel - we're looking forward to some lively debate!

 

 

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