For Intelligent Transport, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority provides exclusive insight into its recently launched on-demand ride-share pilot programme, MARTA Reach, which is working to provide personal transportation at a low cost by combining on-demand ride-share with public transit.
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The Transport 2050: 10-Year Priorities plan identifies Metro Vancouver’s top priorities, including the need to address climate change, housing affordability and traffic congestion by increasing and improving transit services.
During the Air-One opening event, Urban-Air Port will demonstrate how purpose-built ground infrastructure can unleash the potential of advanced air mobility to decarbonise transport and cut air pollution and congestion.
Provided as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the new Carbon Reduction Program will fund key projects that will help to develop carbon reduction strategies and address the climate crisis facing the nation.
In addition to supporting WMATA’s mission to provide safe, reliable and affordable transportation, the 10-year plan will foster sustainable regional growth by creating new housing and business opportunities located near transit.
Go-Ahead customers in Cornwall can now benefit from up to 40 per cent reduced bus fares for a four-year period, as the government-backed pilot measures the significance of lower fares in stimulating bus usage across the county.
Madrid City Council’s addition of 6km to the city’s bus lanes brings the Spanish capital’s total network of bus lanes to nearly 200km – reflecting Madrid’s commitment to promote public transport use and sustainable mobility.
The National Transport Authority’s Head of BI & Data Analytics, Brian McCormick, details the challenges that transport operators are facing post-pandemic and amidst recent global events as traditional analytic approaches used by transport planners and policy makers are brought into question.
Nearly two-thirds of England’s population outside of London will benefit from the UK government's latest investment, which aims to make bus services more frequent, affordable and sustainable.
The proposed franchising model will contribute to the creation of an easy to use, easy to access and well connected Welsh public transport services.
Combined with the funds provided under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the $142 billion total budget will allow USDOT to increase access to safe and sustainable transportation, as well as create jobs and strengthen the country’s economy.
Yaniv Rivlin – Senior Director, Head of EMEA Government Partnerships and Regional General Manager at Bird – highlights the benefits that electric micro-mobility can bring to cities beyond only tackling emission reduction targets and stresses the importance of the wider adoption of shared e-mobility.
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.
Following the dismissal of a legal challenge against the plans, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has announced the next steps for the region’s franchised bus network.
The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority has been given approval to move forward with the assessment of a bus franchising model for the region.