The decision to expand into the New Forest region stems from high demand recorded in October and November 2023, showcasing a growing reliance on Bolt's ride-hailing services during adverse weather.
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As Breeze user numbers continue to grow, Solent Transport is responding by continually adding new services and features to make the app even better.
Solent Transport's agreement with Voi and Beryl sets co-operative practices for a seamless multi-operator experience, with a key focus on enhancing services, resolving conflicts and promoting efficient micro-mobility operations.
Riders in Southampton and Portsmouth have covered over 2.6 million miles on Voi rental e-scooters since the launch of the scheme two years ago, with demand for micro-mobility options continuing to grow.
As part of a new partnership, Solent Transport will now offer its customers with rail ticketing through its Breeze travel app, providing them with improved access to all modes of transportation across the region.
First Bus's decision to cease all operations in Southampton has been made due to insufficient customer demand post-pandemic, changes in travel patterns, rising costs and the city's competitive bus market.
Voi's latest report finds that its shared e-scooters are on track to provide an estimated £37 million boost to the UK high street in 2022, helping support up to 1,400 jobs.
As part of the trial extension, Solent Transport will continue to monitor rental e-scooter usage, working closely with local stakeholders in Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight to ensure that communities can provide feedback to the trial.
Beryl Bikes by Breeze will provide people across Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight with better access to sustainable modes of transport, helping to improve air quality and public health across the Solent region.
The new bike-share scheme will be integrated with Solent Transport’s MaaS app, which encourages commuters to combine active travel and public transport as an alternative to car use.
Solent Transport’s Steve Longman and Chris Hillcoat discuss the work that has been undertaken to develop the UK’s first multi-city Mobility-as-a-Service platform in the Solent region – which includes Portsmouth, Southampton, South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – and highlight the range of benefits that MaaS can bring to…
For the second year in a row, the Carbon Disclosure Project has awarded Go-Ahead with an 'A minus' rating for reducing carbon emissions, the highest score of any UK public transport company.
Solent Transport has appointed Trafi, Unicard and the Behavioural Insights Team to deliver the pioneering UK-first multi-city £2.4 million Mobility-as-a-Service scheme, which will launch later in 2021.
Voi will trial its scooter service in the Hampshire city of Southampton later this month, with riders able to get their hands on scooters from 18 March.