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Transport Extra

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

If you would like to submit an article or commentary for the website, contact Katie Sadler.

 

Commercial Mobility as a Service in the West Midlands case study

21 February 2017  •  Author: Chris Lane, Head of Smart Travel at Transport for West Midlands and Director of Federated APIs, TravelSpirit

Chris Lane, Head of Smart Travel at Transport for West Midlands and Director of Federated APIs at TravelSpirit, discusses Commercial Mobility as a Service as a case study in the West Midlands.

First and last mile: emerging autonomous public transport

14 February 2017  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

With mobility solutions provider NAVYA recently demonstrating the fully autonomous ARMA shuttle at London Heathrow for the first time in the UK, Eurotransport questions whether autonomous vehicles can complete the transport jigsaw in populous towns and cities.

Driverless in Amsterdam

13 February 2017  •  Author: 2getthere

2getthere explores the potential integration of infrastructure and city development in Amsterdam via a multimodal transport hub and discovers how driverless vehicles can add value to the area.

Choosing efficient and sustainable alternative fuels for the public transport industry

8 February 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular blogger Graham Ellis explains why it’s important to implement efficient and sustainable alternative fuels over the short, medium and long term.

Crossrail prepares to install platform screen doors at Elizabeth line stations

2 February 2017  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Crossrail will begin fitting out full height platform screen doors at central stations on the new Elizabeth line this month. View the video of trail installations at a test facility in Wolverton…

Increased knowledge sharing between transport modes could speed up development & reduce cost of autonomous transport

31 January 2017  •  Author: Sahar Danesh, Principal Policy Advisor for Transport, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Sahar Danesh, Principal Policy Advisor for Transport at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, discusses its latest autonomous transport report…

Safety and security within public transport systems

26 January 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular blogger Graham Ellis discusses the issues surrounding safety and security within public transport systems...

Cyber security in a transport revolution

20 January 2017  •  Author: James Gleave, Foresight Analyst at Transport Systems Catapult and owner of consultancy Transport Futures

James Gleave, a Foresight Analyst at Transport Systems Catapult and owner of consultancy Transport Futures, discusses cyber security in intelligent mobility and provides steps on staying secure.

An interview with Arriva CEO Manfred Rudhart

6 January 2017  •  Author: Eurotransport

Now after almost a year of settling into the post of Arriva CEO, Manfred Rudhart speaks to Eurotransport about his role, tapping into new markets, and his plans for Arriva’s future…

Transport industry predictions for 2017

4 January 2017  •  Author: John Birtwistle, CPT President for 2016

John Birtwistle, Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) President for 2016, gives his transport predictions for the year ahead…

City public transportation developments in India

14 December 2016  •  Author: Jaspal Singh, Head of the UITP India Office

Jaspal Singh, Head of the UITP India Office, discusses plans to revamp India’s bus systems and looks at future investment in its metro networks…

Powering buses of the future

8 December 2016  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular blogger Graham Ellis looks at how our buses and coaches will be powered in the future and what that means in terms of maintenance.

Low Impact Light Rail Competition

29 November 2016  •  Author: UKTram

Low Impact Light Rail was launched by UKTram to encourage new ideas within the industry that reduce costs in track and energy usage on the country’s tram networks.

Video: Understanding the benefits of MaaS

25 November 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Created as part of the FS-MaaS project, undertaken by the UCL Energy Institute and funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) , this video explains what “Mobility-as-a-Service” (MaaS) is and benefits it provides.

The demand-response transport management model: the ideal solution for rural & low-population metropolitan areas

25 November 2016  •  Author: GMV

GMV discusses why the demand-response transport management model is ideal for rural and low-population areas.

 

 

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