Kinetic partners with Translink to transform the public transport experience in the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions, expanding the successful Network Officers programme from North Queensland to South East Queensland.
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Dusty Miller, Director of Digital Solutions at Translink, discusses the successful implementation and benefits of the Near Field Communications (NFC) initiative, as well as how it has enabled seamless access to up-to-date travel information for Queensland bus users at every urban bus stop.
Kinetic's acquisition of Dingo Bus Charter strengthens its position in Western Australia's bus service market, fostering community connections and delivering safe, efficient transportation solutions with an expanded fleet.
In addition to electrifying Queensland's public transport fleet, the new zero-emission buses and depot work will allow Transdev to upskill its local workforce in the renewable energy space.
In line with Kinetic's commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2035, each new battery electric bus is expected to save approximately 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide across its lifespan.
As part of its goal to achieve a 100 per cent electric bus fleet by 2035, Kinetic plans to explore operating zero-emission bus technology in Australia’s remote terrains, such as Western Australia’s resources-rich Pilbara.
Transdev's investment will cover the procurement of two new hydrogen buses as well as the necessary hydrogen supply infrastructure, and will allow the company to upskill its workers.
Kinetic's new battery electric buses will provide Cairns' residents with a sustainable mode of transportation, while supporting the Government of Queensland achieve its zero-emission targets.
Further expanding its operations across Queensland, Kinetic's battery electric buses are expected to save as much as 1,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases over their lifespan.
In addition to expanding its partnership with the Queensland government, this acquisition will see Kinetic grow to almost 4,000 buses and 6,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.
In line with the Government of Queensland's commitment to make all new buses zero emissions by 2025, Kinetic's new electric buses are expected to begin service on the Gold Coast in September 2022.
The acquisition of Mackay Transit Coaches will allow Kinetic to strengthen its footprint in central Queensland and enhance public transport service delivery in the region.
Kinetic's new electric bus depot will be completely powered by renewable energy and will support the sustainable development of both the company and the Queensland region.
The Government of Queensland is celebrating the success of its smart ticketing trial, which has enabled Gold Coast commuters to pay for trips using their bank cards and smart watches.
Intelligent Transport sat down with Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey, to learn how the Australian state will touch the future of travel through one of the most advanced ticketing systems in the world, joining the likes of Singapore, New York, London and Chicago on the global stage.