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Measures have been announced to increase bus and light rail services across the UK, roll out higher numbers of safety and guidance staff, and to make commuting easier without public transport.
The three-year consultation focused on Highly Automated Road Passenger Services (HARPS) which use self-driving vehicles capable of carrying only passengers or travelling empty with no human driver on board.
The British government recently announced that e-scooter trials would be fast-tracked as part of a 'green restart of local transport,' and has now requested feedback to a set of proposed regulatory changes and plans.
The car-free zones have been designed to allow people to observe social distancing guidelines with ease and to keep pollution levels down in the city centre.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the launch of the ‘EIT Crisis Response Initiative,’ including a specific call for innovators to develop urban mobility solutions to challenges presented by COVID-19.
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.
Unite made its call following pictures and reports of overcrowded buses in London on the day that more workers were told they could return to work.
Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee has endorsed Auckland Transport's applications to the Innovating Streets for People pilot fund, which looks to develop innovative solutions to make Auckland safer and more sustainable.
A project between two American universities is studying whether shared micromobility services such as e-scooters and bikes can safely and sustainably make up for the transit challenges presented by COVID-19.
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.
A consortium of industry, government and academia has explored the feasibility of creating a UK cyber-security ‘Centre of Excellence’ to better deal with cyber threats in mobility.