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  • Is the transport industry’s focus on technology ignoring the needs of our more vulnerable citizens?

    As we strive to ensure our businesses are sustainable in an ever-changing, technology-driven world, we often focus on ensuring that our services are keeping up with our customers’ expectations in terms of technology. Having an amazing, state-of-the-art mobile app and supporting strategy is great: you’re catering to the changing needs…

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  • Greg Clark announces £109m fund into ‘cutting-edge’ transport research

    Business Secretary Greg Clark has awarded more than £109m of government funding to develop driverless and low-carbon vehicles. Alongside Transport Minister John Hayes, Clark has today (11 April) awarded £109.7m to 38 projects led by BMW, CNH Industrial, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Penso Consulting, Westfield Sportscars and Williams…

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  • ESP and National Entitlement Card – a powerful relationship

      The Scottish National Entitlement Card (NEC) is a unique national asset.  NEC supports local communities and councils to deliver national and local public services. This is achieved through one easy to use smartcard which is held by 44% of Scotland’s population.  NEC recently tendered for a long-term technology partner…

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  • On-board infotainment: choose the profitable route

      Roger Matthews, Managing Director of GoMedia, explores how train operators should take advantage of their on-board infotainment system to drive ancillary revenue and form deeper relationships with passengers. The on-board infotainment revolution is a huge opportunity for train operating companies (TOCs) across Europe and beyond. It’s a chance to…

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  • Transport Focus launch latest Bus Passenger Survey

      Independent watchdog, Transport Focus, has published the results of its autumn 2016 Bus Passenger Survey, with 87% of all passengers in England being satisfied with their local bus service (up 1% from 2015 figures). The Independent watchdog spoke to approximately 37,000 passengers across 42 areas and operations in England…

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  • Britain’s rail companies plan to run more trains, to more places, more often

      Britain’s rail companies have unveiled plans to run over 6,400 more passenger trains every week by 2021, running to more places more often, creating new opportunities and supporting jobs. According to new analysis by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) which represents train operators and Network Rail, a predicted 1,283…

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  • EVs: Supporting The Next Generation of Transport

      Against a backdrop of increasingly severe health warnings caused by air pollution and the effects of a carbon-intensive transport system, the stage is perfectly set for the rise to dominance of the Electric Vehicle (EV) as part of a country’s overall transport objective. Keir Pimblett and Alex Underwood, legal…

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  • London mayor Sadiq Khan launches Low Emission Bus Zone‎

      The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today delivered London’s first ever Low Emission Bus Zone in one of the most polluted areas of London: Putney High Street.  The clean bus zone, which runs a total of 145 buses on seven scheduled routes, will now be serviced by cleaner buses…

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