In addition to providing customers with real-time trip information, TfNSW's Transport Connected Bus technology allows bus operators to access more accurate data and tools to improve services, as well as keep buses running on time.
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The contract marks the first time that Region 9 buses will be operated privately in Greater Sydney and will see Transdev John Holland introduce new zero emission buses in the region.
Keolis Group has been awarded an eight-year contract for the operation of 406 buses across the Greater Sydney region, with plans to convert 125 vehicles to electric power.
Alistair Gordon, CEO of Keolis UK, outlines the progress that the transport operator has made in transitioning to sustainable fuel alternatives, and outlines how the bus sector can improve connectivity for passengers after the pandemic.
Sydney’s residents will now be able to pay for Uber trips with the same Opal card they use to pay for the city’s trains, buses, and ferries.
Transport numbers in Sydney are significantly down on this period last year, with commuters working from home instead of boarding buses and ferries.
The statistics might make for worrying reading for operators hoping for a swift return to pre-pandemic levels one vaccines are rolled out.
The trials of innovative data and technology ideas come after the Safety After Dark innovation challenge by Transport for New South Wales was launched earlier in 2020.
The technology will be installed onto buses as part of phase two of the NSW Government’s Transport Connected Bus programme.
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.