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Shared autonomous vehicle testing partnership established in California

Posted on: 27 June 2017

First Transit has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station, to carry out research into shared autonomous vehicles.

Portuguese eco-friendly travel scheme could soon be trialled in Manchester

Posted on: 26 June 2017

People moving to Greater Manchester could be sent a sustainable travel ‘welcome pack’ by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

The first operator in Scotland launches contactless payments

Posted on: 23 June 2017

First Aberdeen has announced contactless payments for its services, making it the first bus operator in Scotland to deliver the innovation.

The MCard is one of the largest travel smartcard schemes outside London

Posted on: 23 June 2017

The number of journeys made using the travel smartcard MCard rose to 16.3 million in 2016 – which is a 20% increase.

ElectriCity to expand electric bus operations in Gothenburg

Posted on: 22 June 2017

Partners in the ElectriCity venture have decided to expand electric bus operations in Gothenburg. From June 2018, two electrically powered high-capacity buses will start operating on route 16.

Contactless payments now available on Quaylink Q3

Posted on: 22 June 2017

Go North East passengers using the Q3 Quaylink service can now board more efficiently with contactless payment options.

Bangalore Metro’s Green Line enters commercial service

Posted on: 22 June 2017

Bangalore Metro has launched operations on its Green Line connecting Nagasandra in North Bangalore with Yelachanahalli in the South, the last section of Bangalore Metro Phase 1.

New RTPI features for passengers in Quebec City

Posted on: 21 June 2017

Travelers on the Réseau de Transport de la Capitale (RTC) in Quebec City now have access to a new feature on the Nomade application.

New Head of Fleet Engineering appointed at Tyne and Wear metro

Posted on: 21 June 2017

Mr Paul Patrick has been appointed as Head of Fleet Engineering at Tyne and Wear Metro Depot in Newcastle.

Council confirms an operator for MetroBus

Posted on: 21 June 2017

It has been confirmed that the first bus operator to start running part of MetroBus will be First Bristol.

Midland Metro sees the biggest rise is customer satisfaction in the UK

Posted on: 20 June 2017

A survey by Transport Focus has found that satisfaction with Midland Metro rose from 81% to 92% - the largest of the tram networks surveyed.

Luxembourg to start operation of all-electric buses

Posted on: 20 June 2017

The first commercially manufactured all-electric Volvo buses have started operating in the city of Differdange in Luxembourg.

MaaS Global raises over €10 million in funding

Posted on: 20 June 2017

MaaS Global, a developer of the ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) concept, has raised over €10 million in a funding round.

Kochi metro inaugurated in India

Posted on: 19 June 2017

The metro of Kochi in India has been inaugurated in the presence of the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.

Autonomous public transport systems is one step closer

Posted on: 19 June 2017

Scania is one step closer to autonomous transport systems and has released a video of its self-driving autonomous bus.