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Calgary Transit launches mobile ticketing system

Calgary Transit launches mobile ticketing system

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

Coach operator helps customers to social distance while travelling

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.

Pain points, politics and the future of transport

Pain points, politics and the future of transport

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Paul Comfort about the themes of his new book, The Future of Public Transportation.

NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19

NACTO hub rounds up city transport strategies for Covid-19

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

Tainan to launch commercial autonomous bus service

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

LA orders 155 electric buses

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

Birmingham latest city to propose private car restrictions

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

World's first hydrogen bus fleet rolls out in France

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

Onboard passenger information solution for UK bus and coach industry

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

Hitachi Rail pilots smart ticket technology

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.