Author: Liz Davidson

Posted on: August 10, 2020 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

New research into how to implement more flexible fares for rail passengers & train operators

Dr Katharina Burger from the University of Bristol, with Raffaello Rossi from the University of Bristol and Elisa Becker from the University of Exeter, are collaborating with transport solutions company Esoterix, to interrogate rail travel data and make pricing recommendations to benefit both the train operators and rail travellers. A …

Posted on: May 16, 2020 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

MEET THE BILLION JOURNEY PROJECT START-UPS: ESOTERIX

Shared mobility is without doubt one of the most significant movements in transport, both publicly and privately. Companies like Uber – which generated revenues of $11.27 billion in 2018 – have thoroughly disrupted conventional thinking around vehicle use and ownership, as well as mobility more broadly. And yet the Uber …

Hands of different people each holding a jigsaw piece
Posted on: June 28, 2019 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Panel questions from Connect to Collaborate

We recently attended Connect to Collaborate, hosted by Katharina Burger, University of Bristol as panel members. This event sought to identify collaborative opportunities to accelerate technological, behavioural and institutional transitions towards sustainable connected places. Katharina asked us to prepare answers to some interesting – and challenging – questions and we …

Bristol magnified on a road map
Posted on: December 21, 2018 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Outcomes from Living Lab Experiments in Urban Mobility – MODLE Showcase

How do we deal with a ‘sprawling urban mobility crisis’? How do we deliver attractive, convenient and financially sustainable passenger transport services so that everyone in society can access jobs, healthcare, and – let’s face it – just get out and about for some human interaction? In September 2016 the …

Posted on: December 19, 2018 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

MYFIRSTMILE Trial Opens Eyes to Future Bus Service Innovation

First West of England will be looking at future opportunities to overcome the hurdle of ‘the first mile’ from people’s home to the bus stop following the completion of the trial of MYFIRSTMILE in Bristol on 21st December 2018, a partnership initiative led by technology start up business Esoterix Systems …

Posted on: July 31, 2018 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

MYFIRSTMILE in the news

Local Transport Today https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/56916/first-launches-taxi-feeder-trial-for-buses/ Bristol Post https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/first-bus-going-offer-people-1574797 Bristol Business News http://www.bristol-business.net/innovative-trial-to-persuade-car-commuters-to-catch-the-bus-by-giving-them-a-cab-ride-to-the-stop/ First Group https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/introducing Bus and Coach Buyer https://www.busandcoachbuyer.com/first-uks-first-cross-modal-public-transport/ Route One http://www.route-one.net/articles/First_launches_multimodal_taxi_ride_sharing_service_in_Bristol Coach and Bus Week https://cbwmagazine.com/first-to-trial-first-and-last-mile-taxibus-service-in-bristol/ In South Glos https://www.insouthglos.co.uk/news/innovative-trial-to-persuade-car-commuters-to-catch-the-bus-by-giving-them-a-cab-ride-to-the-stop/ Bishopston Voice https://www.bishopstonvoice.co.uk/take-a-taxi-to-the-bus-stop!-commuter-service-gets-trial-run-in-westbury-park

Posted on: May 16, 2018 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 1

Announcing MYFIRSTMILE

On Tuesday, 15th May 2018 we launched MYFIRSTMILE in partnership with First West of England. Our launch event attracted in the words of a reporter who came “The great and the good of the West transport scene” including Tim Bowles (WECA Metro Mayor), Giles Fearnley (MD of First Bus UK), …

Posted on: April 8, 2018 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

JourneyBatcher in the news

JourneyBatcher was recently featured in Bristol Business News Online http://www.bristol-business.net/school-bus-planning-software-en-route-to-help-councils-to-save-funds/