Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates, has announced that £30 million will be allocated to improve public transport networks in Wales, such as metro projects, bus congestion and walking and cycling infrastructure.
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If the initial pilot is deemed successful, Transport for Wales will look to roll the scheme out to more areas.
Kjell-Erik B. Eilertsen, Senior Principle Engineer at the Norwegian Railway Directorate, spoke to Intelligent Transport about the complexities that come with satisfying the different needs, requirements and approaches of different actors at regional, governmental and European levels when it comes to Norway’s ticketing.
In a bid to encourage more active and sustainable travel, Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, has put forward new e-bike legislation which will allow their use on public roads.
Lewis Clark, Executive Director of Customer Payment Services at Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), details the organisation’s roll out of a new ticketing system, Opal, and the benefits it brings for their customers.
The advice sets out that if people cannot work from home, they should first consider alternatives to public transport, but if this is unavoidable they must follow a set of safety recommendations.
In keeping with plans on the national rail network, TfL has stated that it is working to safely and gradually build up service levels to where they were before the pandemic and will return the number of buses and trains running to as close to 100 per cent as soon…
As well as discovering desired changes in methods of travel, the survey also revealed that working from home could increase by 552 per cent after the UK lockdown lifts, prompting huge drops in daily transport ridership across the country.
The infrastructure plans aim to enable people to keep their distance for safe essential journeys and exercise during the coronavirus lockdown and through the recovery period.
Transport organisations Travel Focus and London TravelWatch have called for governments and the transport industry to outline how they will reassure passengers that it will be safe to travel by public transport.
The bus and coach operator has suggested that a robust joint strategy between industry and government is needed to ensure public transport networks can continue to provide essential services.