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Issue 4 2015



Bus Rapid Transit Supplement 2015

2 September 2015 | By

In our latest Bus Rapid Transit Supplement, Geoff Inskip, Chief Executive at Centro explores the ‘Sprint’ rapid transit system on its way to Birmingham, Rob Ash, MetroBus Officer gives an overview of the new express bus service for the West of England region, Dervla McKay, General Manager at First Solent…


Foreword: Meeting the environmental excellence challenge

2 September 2015 | By Alain Vidalies

This year France will host and chair the 21st session of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). As Alain Vidalies – French Secretary of State for Transport, Sea and Fisheries from the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy – explains, France…


RATP’s Bus 2025 Plan

2 September 2015 | By Marie-Claude Dupuis, Head of the Bus Rolling Stock Department, RATP

RATP has a green vision for the future. Head of the Bus Rolling Stock Department, Marie-Claude Dupuis, explains that in order to meet these goals by 2025, the public transport operator is hugely investing in sustainable buses that will help reduce RATP’s carbon footprint by 50%...


Keolis building on success in Bordeaux

2 September 2015 | By Frédéric Baverez, CEO, Keolis France

For Intelligent Transport, Frédéric Baverez, Keolis France’s CEO, explains that in order to meet growing passenger demands in the city of Bordeaux, France, the operator is working with a clear focus to help further develop the city’s public transport network...


Improving public transport services in Rome

2 September 2015 | By Giuseppe Noia, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Atac S.p.A

Giuseppe Noia, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer of Rome’s public transport company Atac S.p.A, outlines what is currently being done to improve public transport services in the city – improvements that are necessary to secure the overall future operation of the company...


Smartcards: ‘Pop’ goes the Northern Powerhouse?

2 September 2015 | By Tobyn Hughes – Managing Director of Nexus

The North East of England is the first region in the UK outside London to offer passengers a multi-modal ‘Pay As You Go’ smartcard which can be used across bus, Metro and local ferry services. Hundreds of passengers are now taking part in a ‘Beta Test’ of stored travel rights…


NODES: A toolbox to support transport interchange performance

2 September 2015 | By Caroline Hoogendoorn, NODES Project Coordinator

Interchanges play a key role in the integration of urban mobility systems and in enabling good intermodal solutions. Their efficiency is therefore essential to achieve sustainable transport objectives in Europe. The European co-funded project NODES (New Tools for Design and Operation of Urban Transport Interchanges) has developed a Toolbox to…


Passenger comfort is a priority for Moscow Metro

2 September 2015 | By Dmitriy Pegov, Head of Moscow Metro

The modernisation of stations and passenger comfort have become priority guidelines of Moscow Metro over recent months. During this time several big infrastructure projects have commenced and will soon be finished. Head of Moscow Metro Dmitriy Pegov guides us through the important work that has been carried out for the…


Rotala – Determined to succeed as quality bus operators

2 September 2015 | By John Asquith, Regional Operations Manager, Rotala PLC

Now that Rotala PLC has taken over the running of Preston Bus and Diamond Bus North West in the UK, Regional Operations Manager John Asquith highlights how the organisation has grown, the challenges it has overcome, the work that it still needs to concentrate on in the years ahead, and…


Understanding the wider picture of open standards

9 August 2015 | By

Simon Beasley, Transport Network Manager at Reading Borough Council in the UK, explores a range of activities to facilitate the exchange and sharing of knowledge and experience on how to develop, implement and maintain open specifications and standards for ITS and traffic management.


(Big) data in public transport

9 August 2015 | By

In the years to come, the demand of mobility will steadily increase. The growth of the population and the ease of access to various modes of transportation will lead to a highly mobile society. Dominik Grögler, Head of Engineering at BERNMOBIL, explores what data options are available for public transport…


Public transport and ITS: the urban mobility dream team

9 August 2015 | By

Urbanisation is a phenomenon that will consolidate in the coming decades. Today, around 75% of European Union inhabitants live in built-up areas and it is expected that by 2025 most of the world’s population will live in towns and cities. Human pressure increases not only the demand for land leading…