Welcome to SmartPlanet’s newest blog, Transport Theory!
It’s no secret that dwindling supplies of oil and a global digital revolution have made the act of moving around vitally important. In the 21st century, workers are more mobile than ever, and the coming age of even denser cities promises that traveling to, from and within them matters to the economy more than ever before.
The problem: for the public, infrastructure is an expensive, long-term and (to be frank) not terribly sexy issue.
With Transport Theory, we want to change that. The blog focuses on various modes of transportation such as automobiles, rail, boats and airplanes as well as the systems, infrastructure and innovation that support them.
Our conductor for the ride: Ami Cholia.
Based in New York City, Ami Cholia is a freelance journalist who specializes in sustainable transportation.
She also spent three years in Mumbai, India as a senior features writer for local newspaper Sunday Mid Day, covering fashion, business and cinema.
On Transport Theory, she’ll be covering hot topics such as the build-out of the world’s high-speed rail network, plug-in electric car charging infrastructure, improving aging airports and more.
She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Please welcome her!