ITS Monday: Edition 34, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, safe and legal micromobility, new Qld public transport vehicles, greener supply chain, and more.
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a new series of interviews with transport professionals – Effects of COVID on the transport sector – what they see now, what they would like to happen post-pandemic, and what they think will happen. If you’d like to be join this conversation, drop us a line!
This week’s articles
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This article is from Honi Soit, a publication of of the University of Sydney, so it has a NSW focus. But the story could be focused on any Australian city or town. E-Scooters are here, but they are here in a decidedly greay space, with questions of their legality and safety of use still very much unresolved.READ THE ARTICLE
A reveal of the final design for the first of 60 articulated and electric buses underpinning the Brisbane City Council’s $1.2 billion high-frequency transport program. The pilot vehicle will be tested in Switzerland this year, before arriving in Brisbane for local testing in 2022.READ THE ARTICLE
More Queensland public transport news, this time 16 new electric buses will be built in the Bustech workshop on the Gold Coast, the fleet to be charged by 100% renewable energy. The first completed bus is set to be completed and in service within the next year.READ THE ARTICLE
I may have already posted this one recently. Apologies if I did, but it does bear reading. ‘In a new research collaboration with the Smart Public Transport Lab at TU Delft, we study this topic by looking at empirical data on Uber trips and overlaying public transport trip data on top. We focus on three European and three American cities in October 2018 — Amsterdam, Warsaw, Stockholm, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Houston.’READ THE ARTICLE
‘Supply chains can be a complex logistical challenge. But they pose an even greater environmental challenge. And it’s that latter problem — global supply-chain sustainability — where U.K. startup Sourceful is fully focused, although it argues its approach can boost efficiency as well as shrink environmental impact.’READ THE ARTICLE