February News Roundup

Regional Seniors Get Moving with Travel Card
More than 100,000 seniors have signed up for the Regional Seniors Travel Card putting extra cash in the pockets of seniors across NSW.

Wheelchairs used to map accessible routes
Sunshine Coast Council in Australia is using sensor-equipped wheelchairs to map the best routes for mobility-impaired residents and visitors.

Park&Ride car park availability in real-time
See how many vacant car parking spaces are available in select Transport Park&Ride car parks in Sydney.

Masabi and Fujitsu Australia just the ticket
Partnership says it has signed first deal to deliver Fare Payments-as-a-Service (FPaaS) across Australia and New Zealand.

MTA launches bike storage pilot at Grand Central Terminal
As part of MTA’s ongoing efforts to become more bike friendly for the convenience of passengers, Metro-North Railroad has launched a pilot programme involving six secure bike parking spaces at Grand Central Terminal.

FREE NOW report reveals emerging mobility trends in Europe and Ireland
FREE NOW has released a new report highlighting emerging transport trends across Europe and Ireland in 2021, including an increasing demand for e-mobility and micro-mobility options.

Mobile EV chargers coming to London
L-Charge and 4xxi say off-grid trucks can charge a regular car for 60 miles.

President Biden announces $5 billion funding for national EV charging network
Established as part of Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the new funding marks an important step towards making electric vehicle charging accessible to all Americans.

MTA reports successful subway ridership rebound following Omicron wave
For the first time since the Omicron wave hit New York City in December 2021, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that subway ridership has surpassed three million riders in one day.

1,500 e-scooters available in Australian cities
Lime & Neuron launch geofenced vehicles in three Victorian cities as part of one-year trial.

Aerial ride-sharing coming to South Korea
Passengers will be able to access new SK Telecom service via Joby or Uber apps.

Uber and Motional: the perfect match for autonomous delivery?
When a leading autonomous driving specialist teams up with new mobility’s poster child, it bears watching.

Mobility as a service shifts into high gear in 2022
Michel Taride shares his predictions for MaaS trends over the next two years.

Budapest launches Mobility-as-a-Service app with citywide and regional transit ticketing
Budapesti Kölekedési Közpoint (BKK) transit authority has launched a new Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) app that enables public transport users in the Hungarian capital of Budapest to plan their journeys, purchase digital tickets and transit passes and receive real-time information about traffic-related changes to transport services.

Autonomous taxi hits Abu Dhabi streets
Bayanat and WeRide are behind phase one trial of TXAI service, with phase two in mid-2022.

Genoa trials open loop contactless fare payments with group ticketing and fare capping
Passengers travelling on public transport services in the Italian city of Genoa can now use their physical debit or credit card or a digital version stored in an NFC wallet to make contactless fare payments for bus journeys on its urban network.

Autonomous vehicle trials underway on London streets
After months of development, simulation and testing on private tracks, ServCity – a UK government-funded autonomous vehicle (AV) research project – has started real-world trials on London streets.

Bogota wins 2022 Sustainable Transport Award
Bogota has won the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy’s 2022 Sustainable Transport Award (STA) in recognition of its achievements in boosting active travel.

Glasgow’s ’20-minute neighbourhoods’ start to take shape
Designs for Glasgow’s first ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ are beginning to emerge following initial feedback from two communities in the city.