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Midlands leaders are calling for £20 million in Government funding for a region-wide smart ticketing platform.
The partnership agreement is already in discussion regarding projects where 5G can improve transport and support congestion and emissions reductions in the West Midlands.
The project will collate transport and mobility related data from a range of sources and make it available to businesses and organisations, designed to remove a key barrier to innovation.
Said to be a first in the UK, the scheme will see drivers swapping their cars for mobility credits of up to £3,000 which they can spend on public transport, taxis, share schemes and car clubs.
The Regional Transport Coordination Centre has been opened in the West Midland to prove a single hub for transport authorities, emergency services and transport operators to manage the network during incidents.
In a world where urban travel information is becoming ubiquitous, are third-party developers being marginalised, leading to fewer choices for end users? Paul Harrington, Owner of YourStop, explains why open data might not be as open as it seems.
The money will help ensure congestion management is as effective as possible, whilst giving road users up-to-date information and advice.
With ITSO on Mobile, the smartphone serves as both ticket machine and ticket to provide a modern, end-to-end mobile ticketing solution.
The collaboration will help the UK’s two biggest cities deal with major incidents and manage world-class sporting events…
To reduce road congestion and air pollution whilst encouraging a healthier lifestyle, the Mayor of West Midlands hopes to boost the number of journeys made on foot and bike…
The West Midlands region is soon to receive the transport app Whim, the first location outside of Finland to be able to operate the service that integrates planning, payments, reservations and subscriptions in one app…
18 September 2017 | By Intelligent Transport
A transport plan that will see £3.4 billion of improvements over the coming decade has been approved by the WMCA.
Phil Hewitt, Metro Programme Director at Transport for West Midlands, details how passenger satisfaction for those using the Midland Metro has risen so emphatically and consistently in recent years, and explains how service expansion throughout the Midlands could continue the trend.