Public transport commutes too long to get people out of their cars, says US magazine

Public transport commutes too long to get people out of their cars, says US magazine

Lee Baker

Stagnant transport patronage can only be increased if commute times are decreased, according to a U.S magazine highlighting how transport users' "average commute times are 1.9 times greater than for those driving". Governing, a platform and magazine... continue

1 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Network Rail Consulting opens in Toronto

Network Rail Consulting has opened a Canadian subsidiary based in Toronto, led by Susanne Manaigre in the post of vice president. Manaigre has more than 30 years experience in the rail sector and will report to Ron Hartman, Network Rail Consulting’s president for North America. Nigel Ash is... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today People
Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfields, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 6 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

15 Feb 2017Parking Review Features

Parking company Indigo on the market

International parking operator Indigo has been put on the market, it has been reported. According to Nasdaq, French private equity fund Ardian and French bank Predica have given the mandate to two investment banks to seek a buyer for Indigo, which was previously known as VINCI Park. The deal could... continue

10 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Audi is developing cars that learn how to park safely

Audi is developing cars that learn how to park safely

Mark Moran

In the future people won’t drive cars, they... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review Features
Parkopedia unveils 3D car park mapping system

Parkopedia unveils 3D car park mapping system

Parkopedia’s parking information services guide drivers to the location of car parks in cities around the world. The firm provides parking information for a wide range of... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review Products & Services
Metric Parking supplies pay stations to Mexican city

Metric Parking supplies pay stations to Mexican city

New street parking charges in a Mexican city are being collected using parking terminals made by UK-based Metric Parking. San Pedro Cholula has introduced on-street parking fees as part of the... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review Products & Services
Google Maps will help you find a parking spot

Google Maps will help you find a parking spot

Google appears to be preparing to add parking guidance information to its Google Maps service.  As well as offering users potential routes by different modes, a forthcoming... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Electric cars expected to lead the market by 2025

Almost all executives working in the automotive sector expect hat battery powered electric vehicles will be the major segment of the car market in less than a decade, according to a survey conducted by business services group KPMG. Some 90% of the executives surveyed expect electric cars to be at... continue

26 Jan 2017Parking Review News
Data on individual developments can better predict changes in transport use, say researchers

Data on individual developments can better predict changes in transport use, say researchers

Lee Baker

Bringing together data on specific city amenities and smartcard data can help better... continue

25 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
Volvo launches shared mobility business

Volvo launches shared mobility business

Mark Moran

Volvo Cars is to set up a new shared mobility business unit as part of a broad expansion of its car sharing and... continue

24 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

Public authorities must take an active role in the roll-out of AVs, says UITP

The arrival of driverless autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents a unique opportunity for a fundamental change in urban mobility as long as public authorities and public transport companies take an active role now to integrate AVs into an effective public transport network. This is according to... continue

17 Jan 2017RUDI News
Nissan to test autonomous cars in London

Nissan to test autonomous cars in London

Mark Moran

Nissan will bring real-world demonstrations of autonomous driving cars to Britain next month. The Japanese car-maker... continue

16 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
16 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
Most countries now taking action on climate change by investing in transport, says World Bank

Most countries now taking action on climate change by investing in transport, says World Bank

Lee Baker

The World Bank has hailed commitments to meet the Paris agreement on climate change through... continue

10 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
Nissan joins 100 Resilient Cities network

Nissan joins 100 Resilient Cities network

Mark Moran

Nissan has joined 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), a network pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation that seeks to help... continue

9 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
Nissan sets out Intelligent Mobility vision at CES

Nissan sets out Intelligent Mobility vision at CES

Mark Moran

Autonomous and connected vehicles had a very high profile at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place in Las Vegas. Car-makers, automotive system developers and tech companies... continue

9 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
China seeks a 30% public transport trip share to combat heavy smog, reports say

China seeks a 30% public transport trip share to combat heavy smog, reports say

Lee Baker

China's State Council has issued a five-year plan declaring a target for the... continue

9 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

Warwick University app supports ride-sharing for the drive to campus

A free app that will allow Warwick students to share rides between Leamington and Campus is set to launch in January 2017 for iPhone and Android users. Any Warwick student will be able to sign up for the app, called UniDrive, using their Warwick email address. The app will operate on a feedback... continue

29 Dec 2016RUDI News

Volkswagen buys PayByPhone service

Mark Moran

Volkswagen has bought the PayByPhone cashless parking service from PayPoint for £26.5m in cash. PayPoint sold its Mobile Payments business to Volkswagen Financial Services AG on 23 December. A dividend of the gross sale proceeds, which amounts to 38.9p per share, will be paid on 11 January... continue

23 Dec 2016Parking Review News
Ride-hailing apps lead to US transport cuts but ride costs set to rise, argues magazine

Ride-hailing apps lead to US transport cuts but ride costs set to rise, argues magazine

Lee Baker

Ride-hailing apps are being used as a reason to cut investment in public transport in... continue

23 Dec 2016Local Transport Today News

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