Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates, has announced that £30 million will be allocated to improve public transport networks in Wales, such as metro projects, bus congestion and walking and cycling infrastructure.
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If the initial pilot is deemed successful, Transport for Wales will look to roll the scheme out to more areas.
The new toolkit proposed in the Bus Services (Wales) Bill includes new powers for councils to franchise bus services on routes, and is said to pave the way for local authorities to run their own bus companies.
The Welsh government is to establish a new working group to encourage more women and underrepresented groups to consider a career in transport.
Smart parking sensors, augmented reality way-finding and facial recognition security were a few of the ideas selected to participate in Transport for Wales’ (TfW) inaugural accelerator programme, Lab, which aims to improve the rail passenger experience.
Closely aligned with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) 2015 Act, the plan is said to provide clear assurances that the new organisation meets national legislation and policy.
We live in the information age where the use of technology to enhance the customer’s experience is now taken for granted, particularly by the under 30s, who are a key age group the bus industry must attract and retain for future growth. They are children of an age where technology…