New tech offers better transport service for students with SEND
In the midst of the current cost of living crisis, councils are struggling to offer quality transport to students with SEND while staying within budget. Digital demand-responsive transport presents a possible solution.
2023 will be the year for creative transport solutions.
Uncertain budgets will mean flexibility and creativity are key to increasing transport access in 2023.
Digital DRT is now mainstream in Europe — and still growing
Rather than a ‘pilot’ or ‘trial’ program lasting for just a few months or so, digital demand-responsive transport (DDRT) has become a core part of how communities move in the long run across Europe. And, it’s expanding.
SEN transport is at a breaking point. Can technology help?
How digital demand-responsive technology (DDRT) could be a fix to the rise in demand — and cost — for SEN (special education needs) transport in the United Kingdom.
The limits of MaaS: Strong public transport must be the foundation of integrated networks
While MaaS very well may be the future — and is taking off across the UK and Europe — it simply can't be prioritised over public transport itself.
A high-inflation environment makes action on public transport all the more essential
As those with the lowest incomes are hit hardest by soaring prices, renewed government investment in public transport can help ease one source of rising household costs.
What’s next for the UK’s National Bus Strategy?
BSIP funding has come in way under what was previously promised. We dig into funding that is still available to fund innovative, technology-driven transport enhancements.
Remix helps local transport authorities analyse their networks and plan for the future
Learn how some authorities have used Remix to ease the task of network reviews and maximise the impact of their transport networks.
Data shows that demand-responsive transport is the mode that best matches the UK’s new travel patterns
Digital demand-responsive transport (DDRT) is best positioned to respond to the latest mobility trends in the UK — and is winning passengers back.
One UK city sets out to offer better transport service at a lower cost — and reduces carbon emissions in the process
Milton Keynes kept an eye on sustainability by choosing EVs for its DRT service, and has seen a reduction in carbon emissions as a result.
5 myths about using digital DRT in the UK’s rural public transport networks
Think rural public transport isn’t compatible with modern technology? Think again. Here are five common misconceptions — and the local authorities who've proven them wrong.
How to maintain transit coverage during a driver shortage
The nationwide driver shortage is forcing transit providers to be more creative with their resources. Learn why transitioning from fixed to on-demand service is proving to be a long-term solution for agencies of all sizes.
This West Midlands community is forging the future of mobility in the United Kingdom
As technology evolves, demand responsive transport (DRT) is becoming an increasingly powerful mobility option for both rural and urban communities throughout the United Kingdom.
In the United Kingdom, people without a car make 40% fewer trips than their car-owning counterparts
Our Data Snack series takes a visual approach to the world’s most important transportation insights. Understand the newest trends so that you can make your next transit decision with confidence.
Integrating DRT and ticketing systems: The next step in building seamless transport networks
Intermodal partnerships, like Via and Ticketer’s, create better connected transport networks and enhance the passenger experience.
The UK’s National Bus Strategy is a fantastic opportunity for change
Learn how cities can use the £3bn in funding to reverse bus ridership declines, paving a new future for public transport across the country.
Ditching the private vehicle for a greener post-pandemic future
#StayHome has been our mantra for more than a year, resulting in huge environmental benefits. But how can we sustain this trend? We have a few ideas.
Women in TransitTech
Women in TransitTech: Adele Wearing.
In honor of International Women’s Day and throughout the month of March, Via is proud to profile a number of changemakers driving real innovation in their communities. Enjoy the story below, and then check out the rest of the series.
These 4 cities are widening access to COVID-19 vaccinations with on-demand transportation.
In order to speed up herd immunity, four cities are proactively building flexible transit networks that will accelerate the number of doses distributed.
Rebuilding trust in public transport: Key action points for governments and operators
Without a concerted, focused effort on reshaping public transport for the post-COVID future, people may continue to stay away from buses, trains, and other shared mobility.