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UK bus open data project gains momentum
04 Jan 2021
Department for Transport is working with MaaS specialist Moovit to utilise the Bus Open Data Service, a central source of timetable, bus location, and fare data.
Ireland bids to cut bus emissions with plug-in capable electric hybrid propulsion systems
14 Dec 2020
BAE Systems’ new plug-in technology means that as well as using the onboard generator to charge itself while the bus is on the move, the buses can also plug into the grid for power.
Denver’s RTD teams with Lyft on mobile fare payment
07 Dec 2020
Launch of mobile ticketing solution for RTD public transit makes customers in the Denver Metro region the first to be able to purchase tickets to ride local buses and trains through the Lyft app.
Bergen's fossil-free bus fleet enters commercial service
02 Dec 2020
The roll-out follows 18 months of preparation after the city’s public transport authority awarded multi-modal transport operator Keolis a 10-year contract to operate 138 green vehicles.
Florida DOT awards contract for traffic signal retiming programme
29 Oct 2020
Technology from Iteris will be used to make timing improvements at key intersections throughout Florida’s District 7, which houses over 1,100 signalized intersections.
Swedish transport authority awards fossil-free bus contract
24 Jul 2020
Storstockholms Lokaltrafik has awarded Keolis a €500m, four-year extension to operate and maintain the fleet, which will serve the centre of Stockholm and Lidingö island.
Electric bikes on the increase across Europe
14 Jul 2020
As Europeans adapt to huge changes in their daily lives to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, e-bikes can play a big part in everyone’s future, according to a report commissioned by Shimano.
Calgary Transit launches mobile ticketing system
06 Jul 2020
Masabi’s JustRide platform allows passengers to buy tickets and passes anytime, anywhere, using their smartphones and provides a contactless service in the Covid-19 era.
Coach operator helps customers to social distance while travelling
06 May 2020
Zeelo has developed an application that helps people to maintain social distance while using its services during the Covid-19 crisis, as well as support customers to contact trace if necessary.
NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19
31 Mar 2020
Actions shared include converting parking spaces into restaurant food pick-up zones, allowing rear-door bus boarding, suspending fare collections and converting car lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.
Tainan to launch commercial autonomous bus service
25 Mar 2020
The service will cover two business districts in the fifth-largest city in Taiwan, and is part of a two-year smart transportation development plan.
LA orders 155 electric buses
26 Feb 2020
The first vehicles are expected to be in service by summer, with the full fleet deployed by the end of next year.
Birmingham latest city to propose private car restrictions
16 Jan 2020
Goals behind the transport plan include connecting citizens with new job and training opportunities, prioritising people over cars and revitalising the city centre and local areas.
World's first hydrogen bus fleet rolls out in France
19 Dec 2019
The new service will see eight 18-metre long Van Hool buses operate on a 6km dedicated line in the centre of Pau.
Onboard passenger information solution for UK bus and coach industry
24 Sep 2019
In addition to being able to use reliable, high-performance onboard wi-fi, passengers will have instant access to accurate arrival times, assistance and onward travel options.
Hitachi Rail pilots smart ticket technology
13 Aug 2019
The sensor beacon technology being developed and trialled could eventually result in the removal of ticket barriers and signal an end to queues at the ticket machine.
Scottish transport company goes contactless in time for festivals
25 Jul 2019
Bus company Lothian is introducing the country’s first contactless and fare-capped public transport system in Edinburgh as part of a partnership with Flowbird Transport Intelligence.
Big names invest in AI-based mass transit platform
13 Dec 2018
Alibaba joins Verizon Ventures and other investors in the Optibus platform that uses advanced algorithms to help cites better plan mass transportation operations
Realising the true value of data
In an extract from our Sydney City Profile, we explore how the city’s Smart City Strategy Framework aims to help transform raw data into actionable knowledge.
18 Jan 2021
Smart cities: the next frontier for cybercriminals
11 Jan 2021
Think tank: what is infrastructure for?
04 Jan 2021
Covid-19 is ushering a new era in government services
16 Dec 2020
SmartCitiesWorld City Profile – Sydney
19 Nov 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
27 Oct 2020
OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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