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On May 23, 2019, the International Transport Forum released a study entitled Governing Transport in the Algorithmic Age. This study explores where automated decision-making systems impact transport activity, and how. More and more transport activity is influenced by algorithms. Automated decision-making is taking a hold in areas from health care and housing to media and mobility. In transport, algorithms are a core feature for services from public transport scheduling to routing apps, bicycle sharing to self-driving technology, parcel delivery to the dispatching of ride services. How can policy makers ensure mobility driven by algorithmic code supports societal objectives? The report discusses what the authors did, what they found together with their recommendations.  May 23, 2019.   (www.itf-oecd.org)