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TfW and CitySwift pilot to optimise buses

TfW and CitySwift pilot to optimise buses

Partners embark on an AI-driven bus strategy to optimise public transport services in Wales using data and machine learning.   Left to right: Marina Donohoe, Director UK and Northern Europe at Enterprise Ireland, Transport for Wales CEO James Price, First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford, Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin and CitySwift COO Alan Farrelly  ...
Public Transport Officer – Brighton & Hove City Council

Public Transport Officer – Brighton & Hove City Council

  Public Transport Officer – Bus Back Better Hove, East Sussex £27,741 – £32,234 2-year Fixed Term Contract Ref: TP/7477/183389 Would you like to further your career in Transport? Our award-winning Transport Projects Team is looking for a Public Transport Officer to lead on the City Council’s response to the government’s National Bus Strategy. The...
Out now: Issue 254 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 254 of Passenger Transport

Issue 254 of Passenger Transport is published on November 26. Contents include:     LEAD STORY Ministers strip TfN of responsibility for NPR In a move branded ‘inconsistent with the government’s devolution agenda’, Transport for the North will no longer be paid to develop East-West links   NEWS Anger as government axes HS2’s eastern leg...
Ministers strip TfN of responsibility for NPR

Ministers strip TfN of responsibility for NPR

In a move branded ‘inconsistent with the government’s devolution agenda’, Transport for the North will no longer be paid to develop East-West links     Ministers have removed funding and powers from Transport for the North after it dismissed the government’s Integrated Rail Plan for the North and the Midlands as “woefully inadequate”. TfN was...
Franchises ‘will ensure bus staff are well paid’

Franchises ‘will ensure bus staff are well paid’

Following a series of strikes, the Welsh Government says bus franchising will safeguard workers’ pay and conditions. Rhodri Clark reports   Ebbw Vale’s deserted bus station during this month’s strike by some Stagecoach employees   The Welsh Government says that future bus franchises will safeguard workers’ conditions and ensure staff are well paid. Legislation to...
Reid’s career offers us lessons for today

Reid’s career offers us lessons for today

  With our industry transitioning back to a more centralised set-up, George Muir’s book on Sir Robert Reid is essential reading   Sir Robert Reid   ‘There’s just not the characters left in the game anymore’ is a phrase oft-used to describe a less interesting sporting landscape and it’s a comment that could be levied...
How Boris scored a £96bn own goal

How Boris scored a £96bn own goal

  Unveiled last week, ‘the biggest ever public investment in Britain’s rail network’ was almost universally slated. So what went wrong?   Boris Johnson toured the North of England to coincide with the announcement of the Integrated Rail Plan   The most striking element of last week’s Integrated Rail Plan was the reception it received....
Operations Manager - Cardiff Bus

Operations Manager – Cardiff Bus

  Operations Manager   Cardiff Bus is the major provider of bus services in the Cardiff and surrounding areas. With 550 employees and 180 vehicles, we are committed to delivering a reliable, affordable, clean, safe, low carbon and frequent bus service, providing a friendly customer experience and bringing communities together. We have an exciting opportunity...
Don't 'COP out' and rely on electric cars

Don’t ‘COP out’ and rely on electric cars

Sustainable Transport Alliance uses COP26 to warn that solely focusing on electric vehicles would ignore their social and environmental drawbacks   Transport secretary Grant Shapps posed with an electric car at COP26   The UK’s leading sustainable transport NGOs this week appealed to world leaders to recognise that technology alone cannot reduce transport emissions. Instead,...
Transport sector plays role in COP26 summit

Transport sector plays role in COP26 summit

Event offers chance to showcase success and raise awareness   Stagecoach partnered with ADL BYD to provide a fleet of electric double deckers to transport world leaders, including prime minister Boris Johnson (pictured), at this month’s COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow   The passenger transport sector used this month’s COP26 climate change summit in...
Funding and a finely balanced future

Funding and a finely balanced future

  The Comprehensive Spending Review heralded good news and not-so-good news for public transport. Tough decisions are needed   Boris Johnson at the launch of the National Bus Strategy for England in March   Now that the dust has settled from Comprehensive Spending Review, it’s becoming easier to see through the smoke and mirrors and...
My 10-point plan for rail replacement

My 10-point plan for rail replacement

  During the transition to GBR, it’s important that the age-old challenge of rail replacement provision doesn’t get forgotten   This is how many people feel about rail replacement services – and something must be done to change it   The Department for Transport’s excellent market engagement day to start the process towards the procurement...