News Roundup | March 2023

Construction begins on the new Dubbo bridge
Major work is now underway to lay the foundations for the New Dubbo Bridge across the Macquarie River in Dubbo.

UK government to open huge data catalogue for app developers
Professional and independent developers will be given easy and vast access to transport data, opening up a wealth of opportunities

Major work starts on Newcastle project
Major construction will soon start on the fifth section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass, from Rankin Park to Jesmond.

How augmented reality is coming to life in cities
City leaders say augmented reality (AR) is coming of age, with a growing number using the technology to achieve goals such as re-invigorating tourism after the pandemic, engaging residents in decision-making, and making transport systems more accessible.

New initiative boosts public transport access for people with hidden disabilities in Wales
The ‚ÄėConfidence to Travel‚Äô project aims to support those with hidden disabilities by using videos to identify challenges that they may face while planning and accessing public transportation and showing them the help that is available.

Neuron Mobility launches e-scooters in Perth, Australia
Following the launch of Neuron’s e-scooters in the cities of Stirling and Busselton in 2022, this latest trial marks the micro-mobility operator’s third launch in Western Australia.

UTA launches new digital fare payment system with Transit app
As part of a new partnership, Utah Transit Authority has launched a new digital fare payment system, enabling riders to plan trips, track their ride in real-time and purchase fares all within the Transit app.

Charging infrastructure will pave the way for eMobility
What action must be taken to ensure the sentiment and momentum around eMobility remains fully charged?

Data will unlock truck navigation’s full potential
As truck navigation changes amid the electrification shift, data could prove to be the most crucial ingredient in its transformation.

London’s transport ticketing chief calls for contactless expansion
Transport for London’s Head of Customer Payments, Andrew Anderson, says the UK needs to simplify transport ticketing, including expanding contactless payments.

Coventry puts ultra-thin ‚Äėvery light rail‚Äô track to the test
Coventry’s bid to launch the UK’s first Very Light Rail (VLR) system has hit a key milestone with the installation of an innovative ultra-thin track for testing at the council’s Whitley Depot facility.

New home EV charging tech trialled in Milton Keynes
The UK city of Milton Keynes is trialling new electric vehicle (EV) charging technology that could unlock home charging for more residents who don’t have access to off-street parking.

UK city pilots solar-powered roadside batteries for EVs
Nottingham City Council in the UK is piloting the country’s first scheme to power an electric vehicle fleet with solar energy, which is gathered and stored in two giant roadside batteries.

UK Government Launches New Transport Data Strategy
In a bid to help digital transport apps and sites innovate ‚ÄĒ and also improve the passenger experience ‚ÄĒ the UK government has launched a new transport data strategy.

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