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Ontario to invest in electric school buses

Posted on: 22 August 2017

As part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan, Ontario is investing in a new Electric School Bus Pilot Program.

Researching rest for driver safety

Posted on: 22 August 2017

A ground-breaking European research project is trying to determine how drivers of autonomous trucks rest, as well detecting other emotions through the use of body sensors and camera monitoring.

First 100% electric, zero emissions BRT route opens in the U.S.

Posted on: 22 August 2017

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will convert its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route 44 to 100% battery-electric, zero-emissions buses in August 2017. The route will be the first in the U.S. to feature an all-electric bus service.

New partnership to make booking for accessible transport easier

Posted on: 21 August 2017

Accomable is working with EuTravel to enable anyone with a mobility issue to book door-to-door transport across the EU via a single platform.

$45 million in funding secured for Singapore bike-sharing company

Posted on: 21 August 2017

Singapore's first homegrown station-less smart bike-sharing company, oBike, has secured US$45 million in a Series B round of funding.

BemroseBooth Paragon announces new General Manager

Posted on: 18 August 2017

BemroseBooth Paragon, a supplier of magnetic tickets and contactless RFID cards, has appointed Andrew Jones as General Manager.

Bus usage in London declines by 6%

Posted on: 18 August 2017

With over two billion passenger journeys a year, bus usage is double that of the London Underground but bus passenger numbers are in decline.

TfL to test new safety technology on London buses

Posted on: 17 August 2017

Transport for London plans to test new safety technology on London buses, including automatic braking and audible warning systems.

Uber alternative, Arcade City, launches in the Philippines

Posted on: 17 August 2017

Arcade City is recruiting and activating drivers across the Philippines to provide service in the gap left by Uber's withdrawal.

Spit kits issued to bus drivers in West Midlands

Posted on: 16 August 2017

West Midlands Safer Travel Police are catching more offenders using DNA from spit kits that have been issued to bus drivers.

First Transit to offer autonomous shuttles at sports stadiums in Texas

Posted on: 16 August 2017

First Transit will provide two autonomous passenger shuttles for the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) in Arlington, Texas.

The MTA has appointed a new President and a new Managing Director

Posted on: 15 August 2017

The Metropolitan Transport Authority has appointed Patrick Foye as its new President and Veronique Hakim as its Managing Director.

Thailand signs contracts for its first monorail lines

Posted on: 15 August 2017

Bombardier Transportation has announced two contracts for its Innovia Monorail 300 system for two mass rapid transit lines in Thailand.

New report shows most people are open to the idea of autonomous vehicles

Posted on: 15 August 2017

A new report has revealed that four out of five of the people surveyed are open to the idea of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the UK’s roads.

Multimodal Ventra app in Chicago exceeds two million downloads

Posted on: 14 August 2017

The Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace have announced that the Ventra transit app has been downloaded more than two million times.