Public Transportation

How Tech Will Transform Our Public Transport System: Are Uber Buses Driving Our Way?

Johan Herrlin | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech
Johan Herrlin

We are expecting to see more experimentation with demand responsive services with data at the heart of delivering these types of services successfully. The introduction of shared economy models with bus operators supporting local communities to run services in partnership, will ultimately reduce costs and make services more viable.

How UK Cities Are Dealing With The Problem Of Air Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The problem of air pollution in cities isn’t new. Back in 1661, diarist John Evelyn published an attack on the ‘hellish and dismal cloud of sea-co...

Citymapper Launches A 'Smart Bus' Service In London

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Tech

Citymapper has already reinvented urban navigation. Now, it wants to reinvent the bus too. The transport app has teamed up with Transport for London (...

The Government Could Pay You To Ditch Your Diesel For An Electric Car

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech

Buried deep within the government’s clean air act there’s a plan to scrap some of the worst diesel cars in the country. The scrappage scheme would...

Negotiating Public Transport When Pregnant

Halima Khatun | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents
Halima Khatun

What with my growing bump and all, there's lots of new things I'm figuring out. One is that I can't run around town the way I used to. Another is that with a baby on board, power naps are fast becoming my favourite hobby.

There Could Be Big Queues Ahead If You're Planning On Getting Away For Easter By Car

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK

Travellers over the Easter period could face long queues on Britain’s roads. Easter traffic is expected to peak on Thursday as leisure travellers ba...

First Picture Of Russia Subway Bombing Suspect Akbarzhon Jalilov

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK

The Russian intelligence agency has named the man it suspects is responsible for Monday’s terror attack that killed 14 and wounded more than 40 as a...

Travelling In London In The Wake Of The Westminster Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK

Contrary to what Fox News would have you believe, London has not been “shut down” in the wake of a terror attack which killed four people. Nationa...

Why My Children Won't Have Driving Licences

Marko Guček | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Marko Guček

For millions of people around the world, for much of the 20th Century, one of the most important skills they ever learnt was how to drive. Today, we see tremendous strain on our transport infrastructure, with roads handling many more vehicles than they were designed for.

Bakerloo Line Extension Could Bring The Tube To Lewisham

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

The London Underground has published plans to extend the Bakerloo line. Drawn up following feedback during a 2014 consultation and analysis of the pot...

'Unfair' Train Fares To Be Removed In Bid To Make Saving Money Easier

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK

An overhaul of Britain’s rail fares is to be trialled to make it easier to buy the cheapest tickets. Some fares for long, connecting journeys will b...

You May Only Just Be Getting Over The Last Tube Strike, But Another Could Be Coming

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK

Just days after London commuters were hamstrung by a Tube strike, another walkout is in the pipeline. Members of the RMT union are set to vote on whe...

Women Of The World Unite! (And Men Too)

Jemma Wayne | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

But we have come too far to go backwards. We have woken to the notion that consent and respect must be entrenched in the way we treat both girls and boys from the very beginnings. And whether it is in media, in schools, in our homes, or on the streets, we must all speak out loudly against the small, 'harmless' transgressions that ultimately put women at risk. We must not return to slumber.

Dear Mister Pervert: An Open Letter to Pervy Men

Olivia Petter | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Petter

Please don't lunge at me the Christmas office party, I don't care that you're wife is having an affair with the post man or that you can afford to take me to a fancy hotel, I will have play no part in your latest mid-life crisis. Put down the whisky and take your receding hair-lined face home.

HS2 - Will David Slay Goliath in the Battle for Hearts and Minds?

Philip Dewhurst | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics
Philip Dewhurst

My experience as Corporate Affairs Director of Railtrack in the dark days of rail privatization taught me that the British public have a love-hate rel...

We Need to Take Control of Our Health This Winter - Easy Steps to Helping Yourself and the NHS

Rose Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Rose Gallagher

Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.

The CCTV Of Elderly Walking Frame Woman Wanted Over Bus Assault On Sick 22-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

A woman in her 60s is being hunted by police over a bus assault that left a 22-year-old with osteoporosis with a suspected broken rib. Police have ...

A Bus Powered By POO Just Set A Land Speed Record

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech

When you hear that a bus has set a land speed record, the normal assumption is there's a jet engine on the back, or that it has wings. Well this bu...

This Video Shows Shocking Sexual Harassment On The Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Police are launching a crackdown on unwanted sexual behavior on London’s public transport with a shocking new video. The British Transport Police...

A London Transport Infrastructure for All - For Now and the Future

Ivan Massow | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

London Mayors are often accused of 'taking sides' when it comes to transport. We've had Boris bikes and Livingstone's Congestion Charge, but we've lacked the ideas to streamline transport for all. London needs a policy that benefits cyclists, public transport users and motorists alike...

Leave the Summer Behind

The Mac Twins | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

In these soggy autumnal times we are all aware that little droplets of joy aka a cup of something hot, can turn into a pool of contentment. Based on this theory we decided to share our list of little things to keep us buoyant during the Summer to Winter transitionary "cagoule" period.

What the WiFi - Keeping Connected on Public Transport

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

We are living in an age where we do almost everything online, from work, communicating with friends (or strangers) and finding love to watching our favourite TV programmes. As such, internet access is available in more public locations than ever before.

London Buses Going 'Cash Free'? Stoopid Idea

Alexi Duggins | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexi Duggins

Yes TfL has started letting you bus it even if you have only one penny's worth of credit. And sure, if you're lucky enough to have a contactless debit card, you're probably fine. But let's face it: at some point, most of us are going to want to get a night bus, having run into negative Oyster balance. And then what, eh?

There's An AI That's Controlling Thousands Of Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech

Following the recent news that a company is ready to unveil its first sentient computer, it now transpires that artificial intelligence is already bei...

Generation Gap 2.0: Is There Any Reason to Panic?

Madalina Ciobanu | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madalina Ciobanu

A couple of months ago, a University assignment brought a long-disputed issue to my attention - the so-called 'generation gap'.