Safety assured: What role will technology play in delivering a safe transport network?
Intelligent Transport
by Leah Hockley
3w ago
On 14 February 2013, a tragic incident occurred on the A78 in the village of Fairlie, North Ayrshire, when a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) collided with a residential property, tragically killing the house inhabitant. This incident led to an innovative solution utilising technological advancement, the first of its kind in the UK, which aims to both positively influence drivers’ behaviour and tackle non-speed compliance in real time. It is presented as a progressive approach to enhancing road safety, supported by an analysis of the efficacy of traditional enforcement methods in advancing road safe ..read more
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SEPTA enhances safety with new enforcement programme
Intelligent Transport
by Halimah Haque
3w ago
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has announced the return of an enforcement programme aimed at addressing quality-of-life violations to improve safety and the overall customer experience. Starting 1 July 2024, SEPTA Transit Police will begin issuing Code Violation Notices (CVNs) for low-level offenses such as alcohol consumption, public urination, smoking, littering and other similar violations. Under the new policy, offenders will receive a ticket from Transit Police, with a copy sent to the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Administrative Review (OAR). Fines wil ..read more
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First Bus depot in York eliminates diesel refuelling tank
Intelligent Transport
by Halimah Haque
1M ago
In a pioneering move, First Bus has announced that it has permanently removed its diesel refuelling tank in its depot in York, marking a significant milestone as it transitions to an entirely electric fleet. This change makes it the first bus depot in Yorkshire to operate solely with electric charging. First York, a major bus operator established in 1932, has historically relied on diesel fuel. The company moved to its current James Street depot over 30 years ago, where it installed a substantial fuel tank weighing 10 tonnes and capable of holding 44,000l of diesel. This amount was sufficient ..read more
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TfL launches 10 new Cycleways to boost safe cycling in London
Intelligent Transport
by Halimah Haque
1M ago
Transport for London (TfL) has launched ten new Cycleways, adding 35km to London’s cycling network, which has expanded from 90km in 2016 to 390km in June 2024. These high-quality routes aim to make cycling safer and more accessible for Londoners of all backgrounds and abilities, promoting greater diversity in cycling. The new Cycleways include: Folkestone Gardens to New Cross and Greenwich to Lewisham Stratford to Woodgrange Park: 3km link to Cycleway 2 (Aldgate to Stratford) through Newham Cycleway 51 – Burnt Oak to Colindale: Barnet’s first Cycleway connecting two town centres Cycleway 60 ..read more
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Stagecoach East calls for improved communication to tackle local traffic congestion
Intelligent Transport
by Halimah Haque
1M ago
Stagecoach East, the largest bus operator in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, has announced that it is urging for better communication among local stakeholders to address the pressing issue of traffic congestion. This appeal comes as figures underscore the vital role buses play in alleviating jams, reducing pollution, combating climate change and enhancing public health and the local economy. Key statistics reveal the substantial benefits of bus travel: Bus commuters contribute £64 billion to the economy annually A single double-decker bus can remove up to 75 cars from the road Buses are es ..read more
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CTA reaches milestone with one million weekday rides in May 2024
Intelligent Transport
by Halimah Haque
1M ago
In May 2024, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced that it has achieved a significant milestone in its post-pandemic recovery efforts, reporting over 27.7 million train and bus rides. This surge in ridership marks the first time since the onset of the pandemic that weekday averages have surpassed one million rides, reflecting promising trends in the city’s public transit usage. Mayor Brandon Johnson said: “This report of one million weekday rides indicates that the promising trends in our public transit system have tangible results. Transit continues to have a substantial economic ..read more
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Bus fare increase in West Midlands aimed at sustaining vital services
Intelligent Transport
by Halimah Haque
1M ago
In an effort to maintain the current service levels amidst rising operational costs, fares for day and season bus tickets across the Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) area are set to increase by an average of 6% by the end of June 2024. This decision, unanimously agreed upon by all bus operators within TfWM, aims to address ongoing financial challenges exacerbated by significant increases in fuel, maintenance and labour costs in recent years. Under the new fare structure, the nBus day ticket will rise by 30p to £4.80, while the four-week fare will increase from £60 to £64. Despite these adju ..read more
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Pace Suburban Bus launches first electric paratransit vehicle
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by Halimah Haque
1M ago
In a significant step towards sustainable public transportation, Pace Suburban Bus has announced that it has introduced its first electric paratransit vehicle. This 15-passenger, accessible vehicle, received earlier in 2024 through Community Project Funding secured by Congressman Sean Casten, represents a crucial milestone in Pace’s Project Zero plan to transition to a zero-emissions fleet by 2040. The $1 million in Community Project Funding will enable Pace to acquire five new battery-electric paratransit buses, replacing existing fossil-fuel-powered buses at the River Division in Elgin. The ..read more
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Scotland’s major cities enforce Low Emission Zones to combat air pollution
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by Halimah Haque
1M ago
From 1 June 2024, Transport Scotland has announced that the country’s four largest cities have been fully enforcing Low Emission Zones (LEZs) to improve air quality and public health by restricting the most polluting vehicles. The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Fiona Hyslop, updated the Scottish Parliament on the initiative, emphasising the unanimous scientific consensus that there is no safe level of air pollution. She highlighted research from the University of Dundee linking high pollution levels to increased respiratory admissions in children. The Scottish government has supported the ..read more
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Freebike with Sfey payment technology makes e-biking a breeze
Intelligent Transport Magazine
by Beckey Dudley
1M ago
Stuck in traffic? Tired of pollution? There’s a better way to explore the city and cut back on emissions and noise pollution: Freebike’s e-bike sharing system powered by Sfey’s cutting-edge payment solutions. Gone are the days of app downloads and registration struggles. Enabled by Sfey’s payment processing gateway, Freebike offers a convenient, accessible, and eco-friendly solution for getting around town. The tap-and-go system lets you unlock an e-bike with just a tap of your phone or card, making you ready for urban adventures within just a few seconds. Download the full article to learn ..read more
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