Long distance bus operators in the UK and Europe have announced a halt to services, while other operators worldwide are running reduced services as a result of the latest wave of COVID-19.
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Running at a speed of 20km/hr, the Keolis Downer vehicle uses 360-degree cameras and input sensors to avoid cars and other objects.
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.
Planning is underway for the service to resume in around six months following a detailed analysis of the initial trial.
The Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS), which was carried out by the University of Sydney, measured public confidence in Australian transport infrastructure and services provided by local and national authorities.
A Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) spokesperson said the end of the autonomous vehicle trial in Armidale marked an important milestone in the future of autonomous transportation.
The minister explained he is "challenging the industry to begin an ambitious transformation of our bus fleet from particulate emitting diesel to zero-emission buses".
The project is designed to reduce travel times between Parramatta and the Sydney central business district (CBD) down to approximately 20 minutes.
The National Transport Commission in Australia has advised the need for a legal framework to encompass automated vehicle use which would benefit both insurance and data access.
As patronage on public transport continues to grow, so too do incidents of anti-social behaviour and violence towards transport staff but now Australian public transport operators are taking a stand.
A study by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has found that half of shared e-scooters were being ridden illegally which primarily involve alcohol and a lack of helmet.
Keolis Downer is expanding its app-based on-demand service to provide more mobility options and public transport connections in NSW, Australia.
New real-time passenger information screens have been rolled out at bus stops along the new Metro North West Line in Sydney.