Transport Extra

Profiles, blogs and features covering every aspect of the transport sector…

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The Hyper Chariot: the fastest way to the future

23 June 2017  •  Author: The Hyper Chariot

Introducing the Hyper Chariot, a 4,000mph super-shuttle that will whisk passengers between London and Edinburgh in just eight minutes...

Imagine never having to queue for a travel ticket ever again

21 June 2017  •  Author: David Braddock, Director of Nevis Technologies

For Eurotransport, David Braddock, Director of Nevis Technologies discusses the next step in the evolution of smart travel ticketing...

The Swift smartcard – new look, new solutions, new customers

14 June 2017  •  Author: Transport for West Midlands

For Eurotransport, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) discusses its smartcard, Swift, and the benefits it allows its customers.

Are smart cities S.M.A.R.T?

9 June 2017  •  Author: Mark Cartwright, Managing Director of RTIG

Mark Cartwright, Managing Director of RTIG, discusses the open-ended goals of smart cities and whether they're truly S.M.A.R.T.

Are smart cities safe?

6 June 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular blogger, Graham Ellis, questions whether smart cities will actually ever happen, and if they do, will they be safe?

Eurotransport at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2017

5 June 2017  •  Author: Rachael Harper

With three days of the best exhibitors, speakers and new innovations in the world of public transport, Eurotransport wasn't going to miss 2017's UITP Global Public Transport Summit.

Public sector automation: who is driving the transport revolution?

1 June 2017  •  Author: Alan Stevens, Chief Scientist, Transportation, TRL

In this article for Eurotransport, TRL Chief Scientist, Alan Stevens, outlines three key areas for successful automation in public transport.

Revolutionising passenger experience with Mobility-as-a-Service

26 May 2017  •  Author: Sampo Hietanen, CEO and Founder of MaaS Global

Sampo Hietanen, CEO of MaaS Global talks to Eurotransport about Mobility-as-a-Service and what it can do to enhance passenger experience.

Passenger experience: making journey time count

23 May 2017  •  Author: Roger Matthews, Managing Director, GoMedia

GoMedia’s Managing Director, Roger Matthews, talks to us about the importance of reducing perceived journey times as a means of improving passenger experience for transport operating companies.

How might the future of British transport change post-election?

17 May 2017  •  Author: Justin Fox

With all the uproar following the Brexit referendum nearly a year ago, you could be forgiven for thinking that the UK’s divorce from the EU was the only political issue of any significance at the moment. Whilst it is undeniably the most important - given that the knock-on effects will be felt for decades to come - we can’t afford not to properly scrutinise the other policies of those seeking to represent us. For your interest and convenience, Justin Fox explains what the three main political parties in the country are proposing with relation to public transport.

Why is the UK lacking in passenger experience?

11 May 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Our regular blogger, Graham Ellis, asks why passenger experience in the UK doesn’t compare to that of Europe.

Bus service operators must look to the future

4 May 2017  •  Author: Phil Bulman, Director and Transport Sector Specialist at Vendigital

Phil Bulman from Vendigital discusses what bus service operators must do in light of the government's Air Quality Plan.

Xplore Dundee and the importance of passenger experience

3 May 2017  •  Author: Elsie Turbyne, Managing Director of Xplore Dundee

Elsie Turbyne, Managing Director of Xplore Dundee discusses their Transport Focus survey results and the importance of passenger experience.

The price of progress

28 April 2017  •  Author: Mark Cartwright, Managing Director of RTIG

Mark Cartwright discuses how the evolution of travel payment services has resulted in a ‘co-evolution’ of transport and finance services.

Payment Technology: Part Two

26 April 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Graham discusses how Latvia is offering passengers varied and flexible travel payment solutions in part two of his payment technology series...