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Building an environment for public transport

Building an environment for public transport

The recent Southern African Transport Conference featured an array of sessions about urban public transport development in South Africa. GAVIN MYERS attended to find out if our cities are on the road to public transport greatness.

 
VDL Developing a Double-Decker for Berlin

VDL Developing a Double-Decker for Berlin

FRANK BEETON reports on double-deck buses developments in Berlin.

 
Electrifying times!

Electrifying times!

Buses have been around since the 17th century, although they were originally known by another name … JACO DE KLERK reports on the evolution of these people carriers from horse-drawn carriages to WiFi-enabled electric vehicles that can charge your cellphone.

 
A partnership built to last

A partnership built to last

What better way to celebrate 40 years of providing commuter transport than to accept the keys to your 100th MAN bus?

   
The longest Mercedes

The longest Mercedes

FRANK BEETON reports on the longest complete Mercedes-Benz bus of all.

 
Golden moment!

Golden moment!

Golden Arrow Bus Services has earned Road Transport Management System (RTMS) accreditation, in so doing writing itself into the annals of South African bus history! CHARLEEN CLARKE joined the celebration …

 
Tearing up the traditional ticket

Tearing up the traditional ticket

CLAIRE RENCKEN investigates how some operators, particularly in the United Kingdom (UK), are facilitating access to public transport by offering an integrated ticketing and payment system.

   
Volvo electric hybrids clean up Stockholm

Volvo electric hybrids clean up Stockholm

FRANK BEETON reports on important on-the-job testing being undertaken by Volvo.

 
Tackling road deaths through training?

Tackling road deaths through training?

“Woman killed, ten hurt in N1 bus crash” and “Dad, daughters die in Johannesburg crash” – headlines like these add to the horrifying death toll figures on South African roads.
We take a look at how training within the bus industry can help to tackle this blight

 

 
Mercedes-Benz rocks it in Rio

Mercedes-Benz rocks it in Rio

FRANK BEETON reports on front-engined (and other) bus news from Mercedes-Benz Brazil.

   
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