Go-Ahead has urged drivers to use a bus, train or bike over a car just twice a month to help reduce emissions and improve air quality.
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Go-Ahead says the new electric fleet demonstrates its backing to the UK Government's "net zero" target, as the operator looks to reduce emissions in Newcastle and Gateshead.
Back at Transport Ticketing Global 2020, Intelligent Transport’s Luke Antoniou caught up with Enrique Fernandez-Pino, Group CIO at Go-Ahead, to discover how the organisation is progressing by keeping the customer at the very centre of its business, not by hyping new technologies.
Each bus is fitted with an air-filtering system made up of three fans on the roof that suck ultra-fine particles and dirt (known as PM10’s) from general traffic into special filters.
Small, on-demand buses will operate over an area in Sutton guaranteeing customers a seat, USB charging and free WiFi in a bid to reduce private car ownership.
As the role of public transport continues to change, it is the role of mobility operators to ensure this happens for the benefit of the passenger. Could microtransit be the answer?