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Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

The calculator aims to allow users to find a route and check how much their carbon footprint would be affected by using public transport, cycling or walking, compared to driving.

Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Sacramento launches US’ largest on-demand public microtransit system

Described as a mix between ride-hailing and taking the bus, the on-demand service uses small shuttle vehicles and costs $2.50 a ride.

London receives £4 million investment for EV infrastructure

London receives £4 million investment for EV infrastructure

The investment will see more than 1,000 EV charging points deployed across 29 London boroughs from next year, building on the 1,500-strong network already installed.

UK transport operators apprehensive about adopting new technology

UK transport operators apprehensive about adopting new technology

Majority of transport leaders point the finger at public nervousness as one of the barriers that has stopped their organisation from adopting new technologies in the past.

Aira deal to make transportation better for people with vision impairment

Aira deal to make transportation better for people with vision impairment

The intent of the partnership is to make public transit “more accessible and inclusive”, empowering blind and low vision riders to travel with more confidence. 

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.

ViaVan launches first- and last-mile transit solution in Finland

ViaVan launches first- and last-mile transit solution in Finland

Transit solution will allow residents of the Helsinki suburb of Espoo to book on-demand rides and connect to train and Metro stations in the operating zone.

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.

UK bus operator offers real-time service updates via Google Maps

UK bus operator offers real-time service updates via Google Maps

Go North West is working with ITO World to integrate the information which will be used by those using its Manchester service to make more informed travel decisions.

Alliance seeks clarity on legal framework and roles in MaaS ecosystems

Alliance seeks clarity on legal framework and roles in MaaS ecosystems

An analysis by the Mobility-as-a-Service Alliance provides an insight into the rights and obligations of private actors and public transport authorities and operators.