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The Road to Recovery
We're pleased to announce the publication of a new CitySwift eBook, 'The Road to Recovery' – a guide to predicting and planning for recovery as coronavirus restrictions ease.
Prioritising ‘active travel’ must be data-driven – and not leave buses behind
New guidance for prioritising 'active travel' on road networks should be lauded. But plans should be data-driven and enable a future, enhanced role for buses.
How a Bluetooth tracing app could get passengers back onto buses
Could Bluetooth contact tracing apps be the catalyst to enable public transport to make a swift recovery when restrictions are lifted?
Thank you bus workers
Today is Bus Workers Support Day. A day to thank all the drivers, mechanics and operational teams that continue to keep our towns and cities moving.
How coronavirus changed our machine learning algorithms
To help bus operators through the coronavirus pandemic, we have to provide accurate, relevant insights that will aid their decision-making in a constantly-changing environment.
Let’s seize the moment
Bus companies must focus on how to manage the drop in revenue due to coronavirus, how to continue to support communities during this difficult time – and how to plan for recovery.
Scheduler of the Year Award 2020: the finalists
We received nominations from bus companies large and small, from across the UK. The judges have reviewed all the entries and selected their shortlist.
Digitally transforming bus journeys
CitySwift CEO Brian O'Rourke was recently invited to speak at MOVE – Mobility Reimagined. Here's an excerpt from his presentation.
DevOps for buses
Software development and bus operations are not all that different! A bus schedule is like software that runs on buses. Schedulers are developers and passengers are your users.
The Joe Wood Scheduler of the Year Award 2020
Bus schedulers play a vital role, but rarely get the recognition they deserve. We've teamed up with leading industry publication Passenger Transport to launch a new award for 2020.
It's time for more bus operators to embrace SaaS and AI
How and why bus operators should embrace cloud-native SaaS technology platforms and machine learning.
What impact does Black Friday have on bus networks?
Over the last two years, there has been a 12%-20% increase in UK bus passengers on Black Friday. This year, 26% more UK adults plan to take part. Is your bus network ready?
Uber's lost licence is good news for London's bus passengers
The news that Uber has lost its licence to operate in London may have black cab drivers rubbing their hands with glee, but bus passengers might also have reason to celebrate.
Powering the smart city revolution
Cities throughout the world are changing, becoming more connected, more sustainable and more liveable. Discover how Irish innovation is powering the smart city revolution.
Bus passenger concerns (and what to do about them)
According to a recent survey, the most common passenger concerns are value for money, punctuality, frequency and journey times. Here's our advice on how to deal with each of them.
Feeling the pinch?
The UK Government has launched a £150 million 'local pinch point fund', for local authorities to bid for high-impact schemes to address their congestion pinch points.
The Passenger Satisfaction Playbook
We're delighted to announce the publication of the first CitySwift eBook, 'The Passenger Satisfaction Playbook' – a guide to increasing bus passenger loyalty.
We are now CitySwift
Our platform has a great track record of helping bus companies optimise their schedules, so we decided it was time to optimise our name.
A 'secret sauce' to transform the bus industry
Knowing you can deliver enhanced reliability and greater passenger satisfaction at less cost through a better understanding of data opens up a whole new future for urban buses.
CitySwift is Siliconrepublic's 'Startup of the Week'
Renowned technology website Siliconrepublic has awarded CitySwift its coveted 'Startup of the Week' accolade.