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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the Urban Transport Agenda editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought-provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments

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On the buses - Europe’s Zero Emission Urban Bus System project
12 September, 2016
Europe’s Zero Emission Urban Bus System project hopes to reduce...
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Playing the slots – revolutionising road intersections 12 September, 2016 Slot-based intersections in concert with self-driving cars could make cities more liveable by doubling road capacity, reducing emissions and improving safety. Elly Earls asks Carlo...

Ticket in a tap – the rise of contactless ticketing 12 September, 2016 Contactless ticketing has become widespread among the world’s rapid transit systems, but what’s next for fare management, and what will it mean for operators and passenger...

The great upgrade – modernising the UK’s railway tunnels 12 September, 2016 Even infrastructure ‘built to last’ can’t truly last forever; eventually there comes a time when elements need upgrading and replacing. Colin Sims, principal engineer at Network...

Ride out the storms – TfL’s flood prevention strategy 12 September, 2016 As global warming exerts a palpable influence on the UK’s climate, Transport for London is looking to safeguard its warren of stations and tunnels from an increased risk of flooding....

The hot ticket – keeping the London Underground cool 12 September, 2016 Over 100 miles of the London Underground network runs through tunnels, which are difficult to cool effectively. François Maurin, Hesop product manager at Alstom, explains how the...

The smartest city - free Wi-Fi on the Dubai Metro 12 September, 2016 These days, we can’t bear to be away from our phones for very long, particularly when commuting to and from work. The implementation of free Wi-Fi on board the Dubai Metro has set a...

An electrifying ride – a sustainable mass transportation network 08 February, 2016 Technology is evolving and the possibility of a fully electrified mass transportation network is getting closer. Politics, rather than innovation, are required to make it a...

Future perfect – tram technology in Europe 02 October, 2014 Barry Mansfield questions UKTram general manager James Hammett about what’s in store for tram technology in Europe and beyond to discover what lessons might be learned from the...

Clear and present danger? – protecting underground users from fire 30 September, 2014 Underground rail travel is safer than ever, but the risk of fire still lurks in even the most modern infrastructures. Mosen’s managing director Dr Fathi Tarada explains what must be...

A smarter way to travel – the evolution of ticketing technology 15 September, 2014 Barry Mansfield looks at the prospects for smart ticketing technology and turns to Grant Klein, director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, for his thoughts on how and why it should...

Action plan - the EU’s Seventh Research Framework Programme 15 September, 2014 Barry Mansfield looks at the successes and shortcomings of the EU’s Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), and lessons that can be learned for Horizon 2020.

Track in business – South America’s transport network 15 September, 2014 Road and railway construction is booming in South America to keep the continent’s rising population on the move. Timetric reports on the latest trends in the industries building...


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