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Funding prize for clever ticketing solution


Winners of a Transport Systems Catapult ‘hackathon’ competition last year have gone on to receive a £100,000 Government grant to further develop their idea – an intelligent public transport ticketing solution. Going by the name ‘Total Trip’, Andy Watt, Richard ...

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Innovation programme supports transport start-ups


Six early stage transport start-ups have now completed a three month innovation programme run by start-up incubator Nitrous in conjunction with Transport for London. Companies involved in the programme were Alchera Technologies, Blubel, Faxi, NumberEight, Pedals and TravelAi. Each is ...

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Pollution solutions in Birmingham


Air pollution is a large societal and environmental problem; one that grows as the population rises, cities expand and vehicle use increases. Ensuring we have clean air for the generations that follow is a world-wide challenge and in the UK, ...

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The Buses Bill supports visually impaired passengers. Is it enough?


The issue of bus accessibility has again been brought under the spotlight following the announcement of the Buses Bill (now the Bus Services Act 2017), which seeks to empower local transport authorities with a range of tools to improve bus ...

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Sharing the journey


Yorkshire transport providers collaborate on new passenger information portal. At Trapeze we like to highlight our customers’ successes, so we were delighted when South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) Service Information Manager, Richard Mason, agreed to tell us about the ...

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MaaS provider launches Midlands trial


Mobility as a Service app ‘Whim’ launched for trials in Birmingham and the West Midlands last week and has announced a new partnership with bike sharing provider Nextbike. The app, developed by Finnish start up company MaaS Global, combines transport ...

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Smart bike trial to launch in Manchester


An innovative urban bike hire scheme which uses smart technology to help make cycling a more convenient travel choice is launching at the end of this month in Manchester. The initiative of bike sharing company Mobike will see 1000 bicycles ...

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Reading uses mobile app to incentivise cycling


Motorists in Reading are being encouraged to undertake more active journeys through the introduction of a new technology based initiative which delivers rewards for travelling by bicycle. The ‘BikeSmart Reading’ scheme offers incentives such as reward points, prizes, free bike ...

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Crowdsourced traffic app to improve Oxford journeys


Oxfordshire County Council has formed a partnership with the developers behind free crowdsourced traffic and navigation app Waze in a bid to improve journeys for those travelling around Oxford. This data sharing link up – the UK’s first Waze ‘Connected ...

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App launched to aid design of accessible transport


Designing accessible transport systems suitable for people with sight loss conditions could become easier following the launch of a new smartphone app by the Transport Systems Catapult this week. The Eyeware app allows users to experience the world around them ...

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