Global Transportation Hubs at the Chicago Forum on Global Cities

The Chicago Forum on Global Cities brought together global city leaders of the four key pillars that are vital to urban life – business, education, arts and culture, civics – for a multidisciplinary discussion on how they can collaborate to make their cities more economically vital, socially inclusive and environmentally liveable.
As one of the speakers at the event, SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek was part of a panel on the subject of “Global Transportation Hubs” together with other speakers from Transport for London, Chicago Department of Aviation, New York Regional Plan Association and the Financial Times.
He proposed that efficiency in public transportation can be redefined, less in terms of resources and output, and more by way of connectivity – across different transport modes, in reach and access, in digital media for passenger information services, and in the customer-centric conveniences provided in the commuter journey.
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SMRT-NTU Smart Urban Rail Corporate Laboratory Launch

The SMRT-NTU Corporate Laboratory marks a significant milestone in SMRT’s journey to improving rail reliability and delivering commuter-centric services. It is an excellent collaborative platform that brings together the operational and engineering experience of SMRT, and the scientific and research capabilities of NTU to deliver operational solutions that better serve the needs of our ageing and expanding rail transport network.
President and CEO Desmond Kuek expresses his appreciation to all partners and stakeholders who have contributed to the realization of the Corporate Laboratory.

Improving Rail Network Performance

The fancy data about SMRT being the most widely used mode of transport in Singapore, covering a cumulative distance of nearly two trips around the equator, doesn’t matter to someone who is delayed for a crucial activity. And that’s precisely the thought in the mind of SMRT CEO, Desmond Kuek too. Understanding that public transport is an essential service and its frequency, reliability and affordability are vital ingredients for the liveability of a city, SMRT aims at continuously improving the rail network operations. Here’s a transcribed video with CEO Desmond Kuek’s speech about how Improving the rail network performance is imperative for ensuring passenger convenience and greater connectivity and mobility.