Bus & Coach - Articles and news items

Ontario to invest in electric school buses

Industry news  •  22 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

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

Bus usage in London declines by 6%

Industry news  •  18 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

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

Industry news  •  17 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

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

Go-Ahead awarded Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area bus contract

Industry news  •  14 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Go-Ahead Group has been chosen by Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to operate bus services in the Outer Dublin area.

Contactless travel is now available to millions of Stagecoach customers

Industry news  •  14 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Millions of Stagecoach passengers have access to contactless bus travel as the operator continues to roll-out the technology across the UK.

Krakow is paving the way for electric buses

Industry news  •  14 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Municipal Transport Operator of Krakow has presented 20 new Solaris Urbino vehicles, extending the city’s investment in electric buses.

Bristol gets first bio-gas bus powered by rotting food

Industry news  •  11 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

From August 2017, the people of Bristol will be able to catch a bus powered by bio methane, a renewable gas created from food scraps.

The world’s largest fleet of gas-fuelled double-decker buses is introduced

Industry news  •  11 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Nottingham is in the process of introducing the world’s largest fleet of double-deck dedicated gas-powered Scania buses into service.

Transport for Greater Manchester releases multimodal smart card

Industry news  •  4 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Thousands of passengers can now, for the first time, use a single smart card for all their journeys on any Greater Manchester tram and bus.

DC government awards contract for 26 new clean diesel buses

Industry news  •  3 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The government of the district of Columbia has awarded a contract for 26 New Flyer Xcelsior® clean diesel powered, 40ft heavy-duty buses.

Brussels orders its first electric bus

Industry news  •  3 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The biggest public transport company in Brussels, STIB, has ordered the first electric buses to its fleet from Solaris.

Arriva North West purchases new low floor buses

Industry news  •  2 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Nine Mellor Strata low floor buses have been purchased by Arriva North West for deployment on a range of light scheduled bus routes.

Buses: driving the future

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  2 August 2017  •  Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys

For Eurotransport, Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, explains the importance of encouraging people to use buses.

345 new buses added to MBTA’s service fleet in Boston

Industry news  •  31 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

345 new buses have been added to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) service fleet in Boston.

Tees Valley operators join forces for latest smart card ticketing initiative

Industry news  •  28 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

Stagecoach North East and Arriva have been joined by Go North East as part of the Easyrider scheme and together have launched a new multi-operator smart card.