Published on 20.07.2015
Stagecoach recently opened Britain’s first privately-funded bus park and ride in Greater Manchester. The £3m investment in Stockport reaffirms the key role of the private sector in maximising the transport and economic benefits of the government’s devolution plans for the region. The new 400-space park and ride facility, which has a cycle hub part-funded through Transport for Greater Manchester, will be served by a £12m fleet of 40 hybrid electric buses equipped with free Wi-Fi.
Published on 12.07.2015
New cutting-edge technology will be trialled on London’s buses as part of the Mayor and Transport for London's (TfL's) continuing work to halve the number of people killed or seriously injured on London's roads. In a UK-first, 47 London buses will carry Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) technology developed by Zeta Automotive – part of the Arriva group – to help reduce speeds and increase vehicle safety.
Published on 03.06.2015
Electric vehicles are supposed to make urban transport more environmentally friendly in the future. Using buses for short-range public transportation is a good way of helping to implement this vision: fixed routes and stops make it easier to plan and provide the requisite infrastructure. In addition, public transport sets an example to the wider public.
Published on 21.05.2015
The website CityLab recently reported on a German university student who developed a new tool for visualizing public transit in a more system-oriented way.
Published on 07.05.2015
Busworld Academy and IRU organised a two day seminar at Busworld India 2015 together with several partners such as: EBTC, UN-Habitat and Embarque. They welcomed 18 speakers in total, coming from Spain, Sweden, Belgium, India, Poland, Bulgaria, and the UK. All stakeholders concluded that a yearly seminar of the Busworld Academy, bringing together national and international bus and coach manufacturers, bus and coach and operators, knowledge centres and authorities, could bring a significant contribution to catalyse evolutions in passenger transport and coach tourism in India. This request has been well understood by the organizers who are investigating the possibilities to do so.