Out now: Issue 174 of Passenger Transport

Issue 174 of Passenger Transport is published on December 15
Contents include:

 

 

LEAD STORY

‘A MaaS-ive opportunity’
Public and private sectors of the passenger transport world speak about transformative potential of ‘Mobility as a Service’

 

NEWS

Adonis seeks ‘national rail transformation’
‘State-of-the art projects still required in any Brexit scenario’

‘Use Bus Services Act powers,’ urges minister
Jesse Norman calls on local authorities to use new bus powers

Cambs mayor backs bus franchising probe
James Palmer backs investigation into bus regulatory models

Burnham has made up his mind – or has he?
Mayor now appears committed to using bus franchising powers

DfT sets ground rules for cross-border trains
Bidders for the next Wales and Borders franchise have been prohibited from proposing future services into Bristol. Rhodri Clark reports

Abellio denies it could hand back ScotRail
TSSA claims minister said franchise could end, but he denies it

‘Give a real warning when you dig up tracks’
In the lead up to Christmas, Transport Focus found that passengers were able to purchase tickets for trains that will not run or would be disrupted

West Midlands launch sees £680m train order
Bombardier and CAF win orders for new rolling stock

 

ENVIRONMENT
In association with the Go-Ahead Group

Leeds takes on pre-Euro6 buses
Clean Air Zone plans to tackle potential air quality breach

 

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
In association with Transdev PLC

What drives Smart Cities?
Go-Ahead Group recently co-convened a session on Smart Cities. Matthew Gwyther reports

 

TRAVEL TEST: UK Bus Awards

Get on board! CityZap could be the future
Leeds to Manchester has been looked at and dismissed by bus operators many times over the years – but Transdev Blazefield had a zappy new idea

 

COMMENT

John Nelson: Getting back to what we knew worked
A feeling of déjà vu descends when reading the government’s new strategic vision for rail. Have some key lessons finally been learnt?

Robert Montgomery: A MaaS-ive prize, if we have the courage
New app-based, multi-modal ‘Mobility as a Service’ packages, could unlock enormous growth opportunities for bus operators

Nick Richardson: Can we eliminate the level crossing?
Network Rail has closed over 1,000 level crossings since 2010. It’s a programme that makes a lot of sense but many problems arise

Great Minster Grumbles: Making sense of our new strategy for rail
If we were to start a new city today, we should start with the transport principles rather than create a car dependency

 

CAREERS

Plans advance for the Year of Engineering
The transport sector will play a key role in government initiative

 

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