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UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

UK campaign records ‘major’ rise in journeys by bike during Covid-19

Research from the national cycling campaign #BikeIsBest, in partnership with Strava Metro, reveals significant year-on-year increases in cycling across several major UK cities.

Leipzig to roll out 21 electric buses as part of its Mobility 2030 strategy

Leipzig to roll out 21 electric buses as part of its Mobility 2030 strategy

The German city will implement charging systems from Siemens Smart Infrastructure along the routes as well as at the Lindenau bus depot with the e-buses scheduled to go into operation in 2021.

St Louis Metro Transit adds contactless fare option

St Louis Metro Transit adds contactless fare option

The app’s new mobile fare feature is part of the transport company’s efforts to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic and keep both passengers and employees safe when they travel.

Masabi and Littlepay unveil contactless ticketing solution “in a box”

Masabi and Littlepay unveil contactless ticketing solution “in a box”

Passengers will be able to tap their contactless bank cards or mobile phones to travel, removing the potential risks of handling cash or physically interacting with ticketing infrastructure.

Proptech company launches fourth smart city project in Brazil

Proptech company launches fourth smart city project in Brazil

The Smart City Aquiraz development is located 29km from Ceará’s capital Fortaleza, and built on a 200-hectare site, it will be home to more than 18,000 residents.

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.

Companies join forces to develop autonomous trams in China

Companies join forces to develop autonomous trams in China

Fitsco and Cognitive Pilot have signed a contract to develop an artificial intelligence-based computer vision system, which aims to increase the safety and efficiency of public transport.

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.