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Sharing the journey

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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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Is technology a secret congestion killer?

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The recent UK Bus Summit confirmed that congestion remains a hot topic in public transport, with particular focus on the link between falling bus speeds and decreasing ridership. So how can we keep our buses moving? Aside from the obvious ...

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TfL launches new social media TravelBot service

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Transport for London has boosted its customer service capability with the launch of its first ever ‘TravelBot’ – a social media tool designed to provide travellers with information about their journeys. The tool is powered by artificial intelligence and is ...

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Major bus operator deploys mobile ticketing

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Millions of British bus passengers can now use their smartphones to travel after the country’s biggest bus operator Stagecoach rolled out mobile ticketing across its services in England, Scotland and Wales. Customers are now able to securely buy and download ...

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Siemens to acquire trip planning software specialist

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Technology giant Siemens is planning to acquire Hannover based provider of planning, scheduling and information systems for public transportation, mobility and logistics HaCon, it has emerged. HaCon has been a successful player in the mobility business for 30 years. The ...

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Operator launches smartphone service for bus passengers

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Bus operator Stagecoach has launched a new mobile ticketing, journey planning and live bus tracking app to help make travel easier for its passengers. The firm, which runs nearly one in four of the 32,000-plus buses in the UK outside ...

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Personalised journey planner launched in West Midlands

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Public transport users in the West Midlands are being encouraged to sign up to a trial of a new intelligent journey planning application being part developed by ITS (UK) member Centro. The ‘MyJrny’ app is a collaboration between the public ...

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Buses Bill to facilitate journey planning apps

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Development of new bus travel applications aimed at providing improved journey information for passengers could be made easier under measures proposed in the Government’s new Buses Bill. The Bill will require all bus operation companies to make detailed information about ...

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8 steps to a brighter future for passenger information

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1. Identify a clear passenger information strategy A critical step in ensuring the effective delivery of passenger information is to first establish a clear strategy for your organisation. This strategy will be unique to you, varying from organisation to organisation. ...

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Scottish journey planner receives accolade

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A mobile journey planning application used by spectators at last year’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games has received recognition at the 2015 Scottish Transport Awards. Traveline Scotland was presented with the ‘Excellence in technology and innovation’ award for the app, which was ...

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