By 2040, there will be two million more people living in and around New York City. The subway platforms are already overcrowded with riders, and nine of the worst road bottlenecks in the country are in this region. NYC needs intelligent infrastructure—and transportation agencies are investing in just that. At an event underwritten by Siemens and hosted in New York City, Bloomberg brought together local transportation leaders and innovators to examine the future of New York's transportation: the challenges the system is currently facing, the renovations and developments needed to prepare it for the future, and what it will take to get there. Kevin Riddett, president of Siemens Mobility, provided remarks at the event and on Siemens Executive Pulse Blog reflects on comments made by NY DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Amtrak's Stephen Gardner, and MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast on the future of New York's transportation systems. He also highlights why New York and other cities need to build infrastructure that is smarter, not just of concrete and steel, but made up of software to solve big challenges like capacity and congestion. To read Riddett's post, visit http://news.usa.siemens.biz/blog/siemens-executive-pulse-blog-how-technology-helps-move-city-never-stops-never-sleeps. To sign up to receive future blog posts, visit https://siemensusa.newshq.businesswire.com/user/register?destination=alerts. Siemens' Rail, Transit & Mobility Portfolio: Siemens Mobility Division provides efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and road - including all products, solutions and services regarding mobility. Siemens designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Houston, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, St. Louis, Atlanta and Charlotte. Cities also rely on Siemens to provide traction-power substations and electricity transmission, as well as signaling and control technology for freight and passenger rail and transit systems. Siemens has transportation manufacturing hubs in: Sacramento, CA; Louisville, KY; Marion, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Tualatin, OR. To receive expert insights sign up for Siemens' U.S. Executive Pulse leadership blog. Follow us @SiemensUSA on Twitter, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/siemensusa/, and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/siemens.