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A time of unprecedented change in the transport systemThe Future of MobilityJanuary 2019 —History —Governance —Trends —People —Future —Scenarios for 2040 —Geography PrefaceTransport is critical for the economy. It creates opportunities for growth, generates jobs, and fa-cilitates trade and realises economies of scale. It enhances UK competitiveness by improving con-nectivity across local, regional and national areas. Mobility is central to the whole of society. It allows people to connect with places, and shapes how we live our lives. Social changes in the last twenty years have greatly altered how and why we use the transport system; shifts over the next twenty years will likely be even more significant. Changes such as the growing, ageing population will meet technological advances in electric power, digitalisation and automation. These technologies will bring opportunities, offering fresh innovation to existing needs, as well as radical new approaches. They will also bring challenge...