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MaaS Appeal: The Business Case for Mobility Services

Andrew Pickford, Director of Infrastructure and Transport Advisory Services, MVA Hong Kong Ltd and Martin Higgitt, Market Director Sustainable Travel and Transport, SYSTRA Ltd

Currently, for a traditional tramway, the driving concept is the drive-on-sight operational procedure. The driver is responsible for controlling and adapting the tram’s speed in line with wayside signals and the limitations of the surrounding environment to ensure safe tram separation from other trams, vehicles and pedestrians.

A Peer Review on Fares Reform by Fitsum Teklu, Associate Director, SYSTRA.  A version of this article was first published in the April edition of Rail Review magazine.

Since London followed Paris into the world of Public Bike Share (PBS), the British capital has been attracting a huge amount of attention amongst those interested in promoting cycling as transport. Now there are more than a dozen PBS schemes across all of the UK. But is it the best solution for your town or city?

A View of the Day

Young professionals from the transport and logistics sector across the UK descended on Edinburgh for the 15th annual CILT Young Professionals Conference.  With new advancements in the industry such as Uber, intelligent routeing, mobility as a service and further exciting changes on the horizon the conference highlighted the key messages arising in the sector.

More risk can mean less danger. Without it, we are in danger of getting stuck in the wrong kind of loop says Pierre- Etienne Gautier, vice president of innovation at SYSTRA

On 9 February, the UK bus industry came together for its annual bus summit. Regulatory change is in the air as is industry consolidation; the Bus Services Bill, Brexit and the sale of Thamesdown Buses by Swindon Council to Go-Ahead are signs of a changing bus world.  Our key messages from the Summit included fundamental questions about where the industry is heading and how it meets the challenges of new facilitators of travel such as Uber, and new concepts in mass transit, including treating mobility as a service.

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