Carl Partridge and Chloe Johns demonstrate Ticketless

UrbanThings: Restoring confidence in public transport

How do you present passengers the most relevant data on bus capacity, and give them the confidence to travel safely? UrbanThings believes it has...

CitySwift raises €2m funding to drive product development

CitySwift has raised additional funding of €2m. It takes the big data and machine learning for the public transport sector specialist’s funding to date...
Hydrogen Bus Town

Hydrogen Bus Town project is coming, says Shapps

There will be a Hydrogen Bus Town scheme, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps told the Transport Committee on 24 June. Mr Shapps says...
Cashless buses - contactless payment

Cashless and COVID: Is this the end for physical money on buses?

Many operators have reported an uptick in the number of cashless transactions since handling money was discouraged during COVID-19. Could this spell lasting change...
Arrival battery-electric bus

Arrival launches battery-electric bus

London-based urban sustainability business Arrival has unveiled a battery-electric bus that it says can be assembled in ‘microfactories’ worldwide. Arrival adds that the bus offers...
Stagecoach new app

‘Busy bus’ indicator: Social distance with Stagecoach

Stagecoach has announced the launch of a new feature on its app which will help passengers plan their journeys as services increase across the...
Coach grant funding

Low-emission coach grant funding proposed by LowCVP

A bright spot for the coach industry has been presented by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP). It is working with stakeholders to establish...
Omnibus software updates

Omnibus updates assist in Bus Open Data management

Omnibus has released a range of updates to assist operators with Bus Open Data management. The services covered include OmniFLAG and TransXChange. OmniFLAG Operators will now...
Barnes Coaches TruTac

Barnes Coaches improves compliance with TruTac

Barnes Coaches of Swindon has reported improvements in compliance control and overall efficiency since it installed TruTac software management tools. Developed in partnership with the...
UK hydrogen strategy

Arcola, Ryse, Wrightbus part of call for hydrogen strategy

Arcola Energy, Ryse Hydrogen and Wrightbus are among bus industry co-signatories of a letter sent to Chancellor Rishi Sunak by campaign group Hydrogen Strategy...
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QRoutes, a provider of software solutions to local authority (LA) transport planners, has launched QPaths. The new product will automate the assessment of children’s...

Warrington’s Own Buses takes 86 AirBubbl filter units

Warrington’s Own Buses has installed 86 AirBubbl units from AirLabs into the cabs of its vehicles to protect drivers from the risk of airborne...
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Call for one-year testing exemption for ‘highly compliant’

The difficulty of returning heavy vehicle testing to normal in the wake of a temporary halt earlier this year has been underlined by a...