Xuzhou, China

2015 challenge

Xuzhou, China, in Jiangsu province, is a national transportation hub due to its crossroad of major highways, railways and inland shipping routes. In addition to this activity, the city has seen a dramatic growth in the use of motor vehicles, especially private cars, with approximately one quarter of the population using public transportation in spite of the city's efforts to promote it. Mayor Zhu Min asked IBM to help optimize the city's transportation planning by bridging silos in information across city stakeholders and incorporating the use of data to drive decision-making.