ITS Monday: Edition 3, 2022
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, 2022 national transport data, road user charging, e-buses, active transport on public transport, EVTOL, 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 2022 transport data wrap-up is the latest blog from Chris Loader’s Charting Transport site. The data emanates from Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics’ yearbook. Strap yourself in, there’s a lot in here to digest!READ THE ARTICLE
Road use charging is always an edgy topic, and here we have London’s Lord Mayor, Sadiq Khan, asking Transport for London to investigate the implementation of it. “The proposal is part of a policy of reducing car traffic in the UK capital in an effort to meet zero-emission targets, which – a report commissioned by City Hall and published by Element Energy showed – will require a drop of 27% in motorised vehicle traffic by 2030.”READ THE ARTICLE
An opinion piece from Karl Kruszelnicki and Bridie Schmidt. “If Australia plays its cards right, we can build a thriving local electric bus industry and at the same time kickstart a green industrial revolution – bring on “jobs and growth”, baby!”READ THE ARTICLE
After a six-month trial of allowing bikes and scooters – electric or traditional – on trains in south-east Queensland, commuters can now bring their bikes and scooters on to the first and last carriages of trains all day.READ THE ARTICLE
“Former Olympic champion Chris Boardman has promised to take England’s streets back from motor traffic after being given a powerful new official role which will see councils rated, Ofsted-style, for how well they make space for cycling and walking.”READ THE ARTICLE
“Elroy Air, a startup with that develops autonomous cargo aircraft systems to massively expand the reach of express shipping, has recently revealed its pre-production aircraft dubbed ‘Chaparral’. this first-of-its-kind, autonomous, hybrid-electric VTOL can pick up 300-500 lbs of cargo and deliver it by air up to 300 miles.”READ THE ARTICLE