In this article Transport for the North’s newly appointed Director of Integrated and Smart Travel, Jeremy Acklam, explains more about how the implementation of innovative new technologies could revolutionise travel and transport across the North of England.
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The UK’s first sub-national transport body has announced that its Chief Exec will stand down next year after it submits plans for a new infrastructure project in northern England.
TfN's Smart North Ecosystem proposal looks to incentivise public, shared and active travel through smarter, joined-up ticketing.
The 30-year plan includes details of how to 'build back better' after the pandemic through investment in rail, road, active travel and smart ticketing.
The tool is said to help bus operators comply with upcoming government regulations – being introduced under the Bus Services Act 2017 – that will require fares data for local bus services across England to be published in a standardised, open-source data format from January 2021.
Transport for the North has announced suppliers who will supply 'smart tools' that aim to deliver ‘London-style’ contactless capped payments on multi-mode, multi-operators across the North of England.