Transportation system owners, operators, and suppliers worldwide are striving to keep up with the demands of an expanding global economy, urbanisation, an increasingly digital consumer, and an ever more mobile population.

Clients in both the private and public sectors are looking for new strategies and technologies that will help them better serve customers through improvements in safety, travel quality, capacity, and security. Revenue growth, cost efficiency, and operational efficiency must be balanced with competing priorities for limited funds.

PwC’s strategy consulting team Strategy& professionals understand the complex environment and market dynamics in which companies and agencies operate. New technologies and exacting customer expectations are raising the bar for operators, who also need to look at how to address commercial and organisational issues such as fare structures, recruitment, branding, and communication.

2017 Automotive Industry Trends
The current wave of innovation is profoundly altering cars and making them more expensive to manufacture. Three actions could provide relief for OEMs and suppliers.
2017 Commercial Aviation Trends
The good news may be in the past, and now is the time for airlines to digitize and reassess their competitive positions.
2017 Commercial Transportation Trends
As digital native competitors proliferate, established transportation companies must embrace innovation to keep up with their customers.
Strategy& UK AutoIndex
This year the UK automotive industry health is, according to our new measure, at its highest ever, having enjoyed sustained improvement for several years.Our latest Strategy& AutoIndex provides a comprehensive view of the health of the UK automotive sector.

Our thought leadership

European airports operating cost benchmarking
Strategy&'s latest benchmarking study of European airport operators examines operating cost, revenue, EBITDA and passenger numbers between 2010 and 2014 for selected European airports.
read more about the future of the U.K. used car market
The U.K. used car market is the largest in Europe, but it is in the midst of a significant change, as buyers and sellers move online and as greater information and pricing drive efficiencies. Competitors across the value chain will need to understand these trends and craft the right strategic response.
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Airports facing increasingly complex operational challenges can drive efficiency by focusing their investments on their differentiating capabilities.
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Three topics are currently keeping executives in the road, rail, and air cargo sectors awake at night: same-day delivery, 3D printing, and autonomous vehicles.
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The airport industry has its priorities. Managing operating costs, avoiding potential disruptions and improving passenger experiences all land at the top of the list. But it may be missing a critical player in its operations.
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The obstacles to adoption are significant, but driverless technology now in development could transform long-haul trucking.


How we help our clients

Strategy&’s transportation team of respected industry experts brings together specialists in all the key areas of the transport sector, including aviation, highways, urban transportation, freight and passenger rail, maritime operations, postal, and logistics.

Our team provides advice on every facet of transportation strategy and planning, innovation capabilities, program management, organisation and productivity improvements, economic and financial analysis, engineering and systems integration, privatisation and contracting strategies, operations management, safety/security and systems assurance and integration, information technology, and infrastructure and vehicle technology.

Client example

Measuring innovation capabilities and behaviours in the Great Britain rail industry
A central Great Britain railway agency engaged Strategy& to help ensure the Great Britain rail industry is prepared to realise its strategic and technical vision. See how we helped.