Blog posts

cEMV and Integrated transport

Multi-operator cEMV as part of an Integrated Mobility Solution

November 4, 2021 • Guy Sutherland

How do we unite multiple operators across multiple modes, with different and dispersed back offices and payment solutions? Is cEMV as part of a wider integrated solution the answer?
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Bus Back Better

7 steps to ensure public transport survival after coronavirus 

April 19, 2021 • Chloe Johns

Following the latest easing of UK lockdown measures, public transport service levels are returning to 100%. But that doesn’t mean the challenge is over. With passenger confidence taking a...
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demand responsive transport

How transport demand will evolve in the near future

March 10, 2021 • Chloe Johns

COVID-19 could well be the tipping point that ultimately moves public transport away from reliance on pre-scheduled services and towards demand responsive transport (DRT).
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Transport for Wales app

How to build a successful multi-operator smart ticketing scheme

November 4, 2020 • Chloe Johns

Earlier in the month we rolled-out our smart-mobility platform Ticketless™ in partnership with the Welsh Government. This multi-operator offering from UrbanThings is now live on the TrawsCymru network across Wales. In this article, we explore what it takes to build a multi-operator smart mobility scheme, and how we overcame the challenges that were presented.
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Small and rural transport operators

How technology can help small transport operators recover from COVID-19

July 8, 2020 • Chloe Johns

Every transport operator, small and large, has felt the impact of COVID-19 on their business. For smaller operators, the ambiguity around the 'new normal' makes it hard to plan ahead.
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Transport Operators

Bus, social distancing

Telling passengers “the bus is full” is only half the solution

May 29, 2020 • Carl Partridge

Passengers don’t need to know the occupancy of a train or bus when it’s arriving at their stop.  They need to know the occupancy when it’s leaving.
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e-scooters, e-bikes, bike sharing, COVID

E-bikes and E-scooters will pave the way for multimodal journeys

May 28, 2020 • Chloe Johns

As the World begins to open up post-COVID 19, cities and councils are looking at how to get people back to work safely. E-bikes, E-scooters and other forms of active travel will play a huge role.
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Make public transport safer with digital queuing

May 18, 2020 • Carl Partridge

How do we deal with the threat of ‘queue-mageddon’ on public transport? There is a solution that can reduce queues and make daily commutes safer while still supporting social distancing.
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Smart ticketing

The cashless economy and COVID-19

April 14, 2020 • Chloe Johns

The cashless economy has been growing steadily over the last decade and looked set to continue that way. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has driven a massive rise in contactless payments for everything from supermarkets to public transport.  
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Cashless Economy

Understanding asset standardisation through MIPTA

March 30, 2020 • Chloe Johns

The world's transport network is full of buses, trains, stops, stations and other vital pieces of infrastructure. Yet currently, there isn’t a universal way to identify all these assets.
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Public transport

Future-proof your transport operations

February 21, 2020 • Chloe Johns

It’s not easy to predict the future. We’ve been talking to transport operators about new technology and their concerns.
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Increase ridership with smart ticketing

Increase ridership through mobile ticketing

November 29, 2019 • Chloe Johns

How to encourage more people to take public transport has been a question faced by every city and local authority worldwide. At UrbanThings we believe that buses will still play a key role in future mobility, and we’re convinced that smart ticketing can facilitate ridership growth in this sector. 
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