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myTrip helps smaller bus operators with BODS

myTrip helps smaller bus operators with BODS

Passenger’s app for smaller operators can be used to upload SIRI-VM (AVL) feeds or TransXChange data to BODS   Heat map of myTrip operators AVL data   2020 was a challenging year for the bus industry, with constantly changing operational concerns and new open data regulations introduced in England through the Bus Open Data Service...
HS2 workers to use social distancing technology

HS2 workers to use social distancing technology

Technology profiled on BBC’s The One Show to be introduced across EKFB’s area central route   Helmet-mounted devices accurately monitor how close workers are to each other   A technology start-up that joined the HS2 Covid-19 Innovation Challenge last Spring has secured a major deal to supply work site social distancing technology to one of...
Keolis trials autonomous mobility solution

Keolis trials autonomous mobility solution

Group trials autonomous electric vehicles in the city of Gothenburg     Keolis has launched a trial of autonomous electric vehicles in the city of Gothenburg on behalf of local public transport authority Västtrafik. This service, which is integrated into the regional public transport network, will serve industrial and residential sites for a four and...
Go-Ahead is 'most admired' transport group

Go-Ahead is ‘most admired’ transport group

Group tops table of 11 UK transport companies in independent ranking on community and environment     Go-Ahead has been recognised as the ‘most admired’ transport company in the UK in terms of community and environmental responsibility according to an influential report. Britain’s Most Admired Companies (BMAC) studies corporate reputation as judged by competitors and...
New faces at Stagecoach South

New faces at Stagecoach South

Operator announces new appointments within its management team   Paul Denne, Stagecoach South’s Engineering Manager for Andover and Winchester is to retire   Stagecoach South has announced a number of new appointments within its bus business which serves Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Katie Wagstaff is appointed operations manager in Basingstoke. Wagstaff began her career...
Fleet Engineer - Stagecoach East Scotland

Fleet Engineer – Stagecoach East Scotland

  Fleet Engineer   Are you ready to take your career up a gear? We have a new vacancy for a Fleet Engineer at our Glenrothes depot to keep our buses on the road and smiles on our customers’ faces. Last year, Stagecoach East Scotland covered over 28.7 million miles but that wouldn’t have been...
West Yorks reveals mass transit plans

West Yorks reveals mass transit plans

Nine corridors identified   WYCA says no decision has been made on vehicle type   Plans for a transformational multi-billion pound mass transit system have been revealed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Forming part of a wider transport strategy, the mass transit proposals aim to improve connectivity for up to 675,000 people in the...
Crawley vaccination clinic is on the bus

Crawley vaccination clinic is on the bus

Metrobus vehicle is transformed into mobile vaccination unit     The NHS and Go-Ahead subsidiary Metrobus have launched one of the UK’s first Covid-19 Mobile Vaccination Units in a bus today in Crawley, targetting hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities. Metrobus and the Alliance for Better Care, which represents GPs across Crawley, Horsham, mid-Sussex and East Surrey,...
Stagecoach sets out GM partnership plans

Stagecoach sets out GM partnership plans

Two-year bus programme would assist pandemic recovery, claims group   Stagecoach has pledged an accelerated roll out of electric buses in Greater Manchester as part of its proposals   Stagecoach has set out a package of proposed partnership measures in Greater Manchester to help the post-Covid acceleration of bus use in the region and act...
Laura Shoaf chairs Urban Transport Group

Laura Shoaf chairs Urban Transport Group

West Midlands transport chief is new chair of Urban Transport Group   Laura Shoaf   Laura Shoaf, managing director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), has been named as the new chair of the Urban Transport Group. Shoaf, who was previously vice-chair, has over 20 years’ experience leading in urban transport planning in the UK...
SPT says transport is key to Covid recovery

SPT says transport is key to Covid recovery

Transport partnership calls for support from the Scottish Government   Glasgow Subway patronage has fallen by around 90% as a result of Covid-19   SPT, the regional transport partnership for the Strathclyde area of West of Scotland, has called on the Scottish Government to put public transport at the forefront of this week’s budget announcement....
Raising the bar

Raising the bar

  Let’s reshape the public transport experience for the benefit of all   There is still no guarantee a wheelchair user will actually be able to make the journeys they want   The deadline to end the sale of polluting cars has been brought forward to 2030. With the cost of electric vehicles still huge,...