The new toolkit proposed in the Bus Services (Wales) Bill includes new powers for councils to franchise bus services on routes, and is said to pave the way for local authorities to run their own bus companies.
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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.
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.
Logan Nash, Director of Transit Technology at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Customer Technology Department, explains how the authority has applied modern principles of research, design and technology to build an internal dispatch app for its bus field staff, and the opportunities this presents for rider-facing technology.
The partnership aims to develop a programme that will boost the skills and knowledge of drivers, promoting future innovation.
Stagecoach, Britain's largest bus and coach operator, provides direct employment for 24,000 people and supports a further 10,000 jobs - equivalent to one in every 1,000 jobs in the UK.
As part of National Apprenticeship Week, 75 new apprenticeships at level two and three have been launched in disciplines ranging from Building Surveying and Transport Planning, to Track and Signals for London Underground (LU).
The virtual assistant, which uses AI and machine learning technology, is said to be a step towards improving the experience of employees as well as the 'Smart Dubai' initiative.
The Wall Street Journal has reported that the new feature allows drivers to set fares up to five times more than the original price set by Uber.