Despite "investing in buses and new technology, transforming networks, and making operations and maintenance more efficient" FirstGroup have announced plans to split from FirstBus.
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Rail operators have long-sought to improve the quality of Wi-Fi, but faced significant cost and technical challenges in doing so.
With technology disrupting almost every area of the transport industry, there are few that have been more affected than the way we pay to travel. The shift to contactless payment methods has been rapid, and growth in mobile payments shows no signs of slowing – find out here how digitalisation…
27 June 2017 | By
The Blue Seal of Excellence, given by the ASE, has been awarded to 75 FirstGroup maintenance locations in North America.
27 June 2017 | By
First Transit has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station, to carry out research into shared autonomous vehicles.
8 June 2017 | By
Leading transport operator, FirstGroup, has signed a $110 million, five-year deal with tyre supplier Bridgestone.
18 January 2017 | By
Operator FirstGroup has revealed an increase in its use of alternative fuels and latest-generation bus engines across the company’s fleet in 2016.
19 August 2016 | By
BustrackerSEStran is a regional fleet management and live bus information system covering south-east Scotland. Jim Grieve, Programme Manager at SEStran and Stuart Maxwell, Director of WYG Ltd, explore the challenges associated with delivering a successful long-term, multi-stakeholder public sector transport project of this type against a backdrop of significant capital…
18 July 2016 | By
Members of the public can now have their say on the future of transport in West Yorkshire with the launch of a 3-month consultation.
27 April 2016 | By
Public transport operator FirstGroup has revealed it has ordered 305 new buses in contacts worth a total of £70 million.
30 March 2016 | By
The North West’s new guided busway has welcomed the first passengers aboard services on the 4.5-mile route.
In our latest free-to-view Real-Time Passenger Information Supplement, systems and technology under the spotlight include those in Stuttgart (Germany) and Poole (UK), plus we cover First Hampshire’s technology roll-out...
Working with technology supplier Trapeze, First Hampshire has rolled out a real-time passenger information system with next stop displays (NSD) and audio announcements (NSA) over the summer. This system gives customers greater confidence to travel by bus, first of all by knowing exactly when the bus will turn up at…