The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced that $11 million in funding will be made available to advance innovation in transport - in both rural and urban communities.
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UITP has joined forces with other major transportation associations to issue an Open Letter to the European Commission calling for ongoing support of the public transport sector, in order to ensure its integrity in the future.
The International Transport Workers' Federation is setting up a transport symposium which aims to ensure Mexican workers' needs and rights are considered a priority when expanding and growing the country's transport network.
The Welsh government is to establish a new working group to encourage more women and underrepresented groups to consider a career in transport.
The proof of concepts demonstrated by Toyota's automated driving software development company, TRI-AD, are said to expand map coverage and reduce the time needed for map updates.
The selected start-ups will receive expert knowledge and support in order to accelerate its mobility solution into possible real-world application.
The TSSA General Secretary has written to Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, stating that “we need a coordinated response across the public transport network on how we tackle the threat that this virus poses.”
Following the launch of its “Women in Bus” network, the rail and bus operator has seen a jump in numbers of female applicants for its bus management graduate scheme.
Women in Transport has confirmed that a group from across the political spectrum is to research and tackle the under-representation of women in the transport workforce.
Angie Doll, Managing Director at Southern Railway and Gatwick Express, explains how diversity and the realisation of skills are key to the development of the rail industry, and details how the operator has embarked on a recruitment drive.
Marking International Women’s Day 2020, a rush hour Southeastern service left London staffed by a female driver and conductor, while female Network Rail signallers staffed the route.
In light of the recent global outbreak of coronavirus, the Department for Transport has offered advice for staff in the transport sector to best protect themselves and their passengers.
The specification is said to be the first government and industry-backed standardisation programme that aims to help promote safe public trials and development testing of automated vehicles in the UK.
The City's pilot programme team will monitor performance, user feedback, and unknowns for the duration of the pilot programme to evaluate results and explore options for programme expansion.
The new government campaign - 'it's everyone's jounrey' - has launched to improve the journeys of disabled passengers on public transport across the UK.