Bird becomes first micro mobility firm to join MaaS Alliance

The public-private partnership the MaaS Alliance, which is tasked with driving the rollout of Mobility as a Service worldwide, has added its first micromobility operator, Bird. “With the growing demand of fulfilling users’ needs for tailor-made transport on demand, and more sustainable and inclusive mobility services, particularly micromobility, the MaaS Alliance is very pleased to […]

Cruise recalls driverless vehicles for post-crash software update

General Motors’ autonomous vehicle unit Cruise has recalled and updated software in 80 self-driving robotaxis after a crash in San Francisco that resulted in minor injuries. CNBC reports that the crash on 3 June involved a Cruise vehicle, which does not require a human driver, braking harshly while making an unprotected left turn (across traffic) […]

Buses could be banned from Tower Bridge

The City of London Corporation has warned that buses may have to be banned from using Tower Bridge in response to concerns that traffic restrictions on London Bridge. The website reports that the changes to traffic have led more heavy vehicles to cross the Victorian bridge which is next east along the river Thames. […]

Travels patterns in 2021 very similar to 2020 according to new national survey

UK travel patterns failed to changed significantly last year despite a relaxation of lockdown restrictions between March and July 2021, according to the New National Travel Survey figures published by the Department for Transport. The latest statistics showed that people made 757 trips on average in 2021, or 15 trips a week. This was similar to […]

£2 bus fare cap across England

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced the government will provide up to £60 million from January to March next year, to help bus operators to cap single adult fares at £2 per journey. The move will help passengers with travel costs for work, education, shopping and medical treatments over the winter months while they […]


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