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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The venture aims to provide charge point operators and local authorities with so-called ‘plug and play’ on-street charging facilities in large cities and towns where many residents don’t have access to off-street parking.
If the initial pilot is deemed successful, Transport for Wales will look to roll the scheme out to more areas.
Working with scooter firms Tortoise and Go X, the e-scooter fleet in Peachtree Corners can reportedly deliver themselves to a rider's door and return back to a designated parking spot after use.
Bosses at nextbike, Cardiff Bus and Passenger stated that they believe this move offers essential workers travelling around the city now - and the passengers of the future post-lockdown - more options to control their journeys.
Scandinavia, and particularly Sweden, appears to be leading the way in designing bespoke ticketing systems entirely in-house. Intelligent Transport spoke with Jonathan Bernhardt, Product Owner at Region Uppsala, about the region’s approach to creating its own system within the context of Sweden’s new national ticketing standard.
In order to safeguard services in the future, the package will also see the reintroduction of fares on buses, the reinstatement of the congestion charge and the temporary suspension of some discount fare options.
A U.S. study has found that bike commuting increases by an average of 20 per cent in cities with bike share services, whilst car use decreases and public transit use increases.
In a bid to encourage more active and sustainable travel, Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, has put forward new e-bike legislation which will allow their use on public roads.
The advice sets out that if people cannot work from home, they should first consider alternatives to public transport, but if this is unavoidable they must follow a set of safety recommendations.
In keeping with plans on the national rail network, TfL has stated that it is working to safely and gradually build up service levels to where they were before the pandemic and will return the number of buses and trains running to as close to 100 per cent as soon…
As well as discovering desired changes in methods of travel, the survey also revealed that working from home could increase by 552 per cent after the UK lockdown lifts, prompting huge drops in daily transport ridership across the country.