Bus Infrastructure - Articles and news items
Belgrade’s new e-bus network; a global overview of the full-electric bus market; exploring wireless technology benefits on buses; development of the European Bus and Coach Passenger Rights regulation, creating a fair deal for Scotland’s bus users; and a look at the EBSF_2 project are all topics in our Bus Supplement…
Industry news • 26 September 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
A high-tech state-of-the-art bus shelter is being piloted in Manchester city centre to improve the passenger journey experience and enhance perceptions of public transport.
Industry news • 6 September 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Bus Rapid Transit North scheme came to fruition on Sunday 04 September with the launch the X1 Steel Link service between Rotherham and Sheffield.
Following the acquisition of Solarcity in a $2.6 billion agreement, this article discusses how Tesla could shape the future of high passenger-density urban transport…
Industry news • 1 August 2016 • Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
The Air Quality Action Plan, feeding into the over-arching Low-Emission Strategy, includes a range of measures to improve air quality and reduce emissions across Greater Manchester, focusing on ‘key priority areas’ in urban centres and near major roads which currently fail to meet UK Government and EU air quality objectives…
Transport Extra • 2 February 2016 • Graham Ellis
In a blog for Eurotransport, Graham Ellis looks at how authorities are redesigning the surface transport system in Barcelona as part of the city’s sustainable mobility plan for 2013-2018.
Videos • 12 November 2015 • Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
Over 25 miles of the bus network are being either created or improved as part of a £122 million ‘bus priority package’ to improve bus connections on three key corridors into the city centre. This video takes you on a virtual journey along Oxford Road…
Issue 5 2015 • 2 November 2015 • Norbert Schmassmann – Head of Lucerne’s public transport company VBL1
What does the agglomeration of the Swiss city of Lucerne with around 200,000 inhabitants need the most – a bus or a tram system? Lucerne’s politicians and traffic experts have discussed this question over recent years following a steady increase in frequencies on its public transport network. As Norbert Schmassmann – Head of Lucerne’s public transport company VBL – explains, the decision ultimately fell to a high quality bus system for the city…
Issue 5 2015 • 2 November 2015 • Stadtbus Winterthur’s Thomas Nideröst, Director, and Reto Abderhalden, Director of Communications and Marketing
Steeped in history, the city of Winterthur in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland has seen many changes to its public transport offering over the years. But now, with areas of the city being expanded and redeveloped, plus the increase of passenger numbers, the growing demand for the city’s bus network means a new strategy must be put in place. Stadtbus Winterthur’s Thomas Nideröst, Director, and Reto Abderhalden, Director of Communications and Marketing, explain what is next for its operations and the challenges to be met by 2030…
Industry news • 11 September 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
New research commissioned by Greener Journeys by analysts KPMG LLP has revealed investment into local bus infrastructure can deliver clear economic benefits and cuts pollution.
Industry news • 9 September 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee has approved a wide-ranging package of bus improvements for Sheffield which will be incorporated into the Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal.
Industry news • 23 July 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Transport for London (TfL) reveals the first two London boroughs that can provide entirely accessible bus stops.
Issue 3 2015 • 30 June 2015 • Audun M. Solheim, Head of Strategy and Development, Kolumbus
Transporting approximately 65,000 bus passengers every day, Audun M. Solheim, Head of Strategy and Development at Kolumbus, gives an overview of Rogalund’s bus structure…
Industry news • 15 June 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
The Swedish city of Gothenburg has launched its first electric bus route powered by renewable energy. The new Volvo electric buses will begin service on the city’s route 55 powered by renewable electricity from wind power and hydropower. Volvo has provided the bus route with three completely electrically driven buses and seven electric hybrid buses. […]