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Emergency on-demand transit service launched to help essential workers

Emergency on-demand transit service launched to help essential workers

Moovit’s Emergency Mobilisation service enables public and private companies to transform unused vehicle fleets into an on-demand service during the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Coronavirus: TfL trials longer-lasting anti-viral cleaner

Coronavirus: TfL trials longer-lasting anti-viral cleaner

Enhanced cleaning will be introduced across all TfL transport but the public must continue to follow handwashing advice, the authority stressed.

Smart city start-up challenge launches in Ruhr Metropolis

Smart city start-up challenge launches in Ruhr Metropolis

The German cities of Bochum, Bottrop, Gelsenkirchen and Hagen and their business partners are seeking innovative solutions for their individual problems and development projects.

Moovit uses augmented reality for better public transit navigation

Moovit uses augmented reality for better public transit navigation

Based on user feedback, Moovit is using AR to display digital directions on top of real-world images to help point the way for users to get to their destination. 

City-wide mobile ticketing rolled out in Bucharest

City-wide mobile ticketing rolled out in Bucharest

The multi-lingual app and payments platform is part of the mayor’s plan for the Romanian capital to become a smart city and allows for cashless travel on urban, express, regional and city bus routes.

Public transport ITS market experiencing rapid growth in Europe and US

Public transport ITS market experiencing rapid growth in Europe and US

The penetration rate of on-board computers featuring GPS location functionality and wireless communications is now at very high levels in both North America and Western Europe.

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.