Transport Extra

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

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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...

Payment Technology: Part One

20 April 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Regular blogger Graham Ellis discusses innovations the UK is currently operating with that make public travel payments faster and easier.

On-board infotainment: choose the profitable route

13 April 2017  •  Author: Roger Matthews, Managing Director of GoMedia

GoMedia managing director Roger Matthews explores how train operators should take advantage of their on-board infotainment system to drive ancillary revenue and form deeper relationships with passengers.

Facing the future head-on: How First Bus is combating tough times in the bus industry by investing in new, green vehicle technologies

6 April 2017  •  Author: Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of First Bus

Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of First Bus, discusses how First Bus is investing in new, green vehicle technologies.

The endless possibilities of smart cities

29 March 2017  •  Author: Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular contributor, Graham Ellis, delves into the subject of smart cities, smart ticketing and the numerous possibilities of autonomous vehicles…

Metrolink celebrates its Silver Jubilee year

23 March 2017  •  Author: Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee

Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, reflects on 25 years of Metrolink success.

How Cambridge is putting the ‘smart’ in smart cities

22 March 2017  •  Author: Rachael Harper

With Cambridge today launching the first phase of its cutting-edge Intelligent City Platform (iCP) we delve deeper into what makes a city ‘smart’ in regards to transportation and what the city of Cambridge is implementing to make sure it’s at the forefront of said technologies.

An interview with Anne Graham

16 March 2017  •  Author: Eurotransport Magazine

We speak to Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority about new technologies, environmental factors and future projects.

EVs: Supporting The Next Generation of Transport

9 March 2017  •  Author: Keir Pimblett and Alex Underwood

Against a backdrop of health concerns due to pollution, the stage is set for the rise of Electric Vehicles as part of a country’s transport objective.

Transport digitalisation and its impact on railway station innovations

2 March 2017  •  Author: Kristoff Van Leeuwen, Project Manager Station Innovation, Transport Systems Catapult

Transport Systems Catapult discusses how stations will play an important role in the digital railway revolution and highlights a project that aims to accelerate the adoption of new technologies.

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.