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Intelligent Transport Advisory Board member, Carol Schweiger, discusses the benefits and challenges of implementing new payment technologies in public transport systems, such as mobile fare payment and contactless payment readers, while highlighting the importance of ensuring that these technologies are user-friendly and accessible to all passengers, including those who may…
Despite rising inflationary costs for operators, the National Bus Fare Survey for 2022 shows that the bus remains a cost-effective option for passengers, with low fare schemes and contactless payments improving the customer experience.
The £640,000 funding will be utilised to make it easier for people across West Yorkshire to walk and cycle, as well as remove the barriers that are often associated with cycling for people with disabilities.
The new artificial intelligence system will allow First Bus Schedulers to create or adjust full timetables and vehicle schedules for individual services in minutes, ensuring that timetables will remain accurate throughout the year.
In order to maintain and promote bus ridership, Transdev will continue to offer Lancashire's residents with its £1 after 19:00 single journey fare, along with a series of fare reductions across West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.
With customer numbers reaching almost 80 per cent of pre-COVID levels, Transdev subsidiary the Keighley Bus Company is providing twice as many journeys on its most popular routes in West Yorkshire.
The Zero Emission Buses Regional Area scheme has awarded 12 local transport authorities with a portion of £198.3 million to purchase zero-emission buses, which will equate to 943 alternative power buses being rolled-out on England's roads.
Almost 185 million journeys are made by bus each year in West Yorkshire, UK. West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is committed to making travel easier and more convenient for everyone, including people whose mobility is impaired. As Erica Ward, Accessibility Officer at WYCA explains, this includes developing accessible bus stations…