Go-Ahead's new PickMeUp demand-responsive bus service aims to encourage commuters across High Wycombe to leave their cars at home by picking them up and dropping them off at requested 'virtual bus stops'.
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The expansion of its fully electric bus fleet will allow Go North East to provide greener transit connections, reduce congestion and improve air quality across the region.
Launched as part of an inclusion strategy to support neurodiverse colleagues, Go-Ahead's toolkit will provide employees that have been diagnosed with Dyslexia with extra time, materials and resources.
Building on support that is already in place for customers across Cornwall, Go-Ahead's new Tap & Go scheme will allow bus passengers in the county to benefit from more affordable fares with daily and weekly fare caps in place.
With the company now operating nine out of every 10 buses that ran pre-pandemic, Go North West is the first Go-Ahead company in the UK to reach this level of passenger recovery.
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.
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.
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