‘Busy Bus’ App to Help With Journey Planning

Stagecoach Greater Manchester introduces new app to ensure safe social distancing

  • Data and artificial intelligence to help with social distancing;
  • Traffic light indicator enables passengers to consider alternative, quieter routes.

The Stagecoach Group is launching a new smartphone “Busy Bus” indicator app. This will help customers plan their journeys as service frequencies increase across the country.

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Moovit’s $50 Million Expansion Plans

New deal permits expansion of smartphone app

M-Travel Dennis Dart SLF, MX56 HYR, Oldham bus station
As well as the Lees Circular, future versions of Moovit will cover driverless transport. By 2021, ‘The Wikipedia of Transit’ aims to have more than a billion global users.

It has been a long time since we’ve heard from our friends at Moovit. This week they have announced a new deal that will cover the future expansion of their app.

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Moovit Versus The Leaf Fall Season

How Moovit Leaf Watch aims to improve commuting in the leaf fall season

Ah yes, autumn is upon us. It is that time of the year where salad gives way to soup. For many commuters a right pain in the proverbials, thanks to falling leaves. This means slower journeys, timetable revisions, or cancellations. Moovit, in their words, will cover you “better than the withered foliage on the tracks of your commute”.

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Moovit’s Election Pledge: To Get You To The Polling Station in Good Time

Strong and stable journey planning app aims to get the many, and the few, towards their nearest polling station

With the General Election just over a week away, Moovit are playing their part in boosting turnout. Thanks to a partnership with Democracy Club, Moovit is helping to do just that on the 08 June, by adding polling station locations to its app.

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Moovit Amasses 40 Million Users

Plus 2.2 million satisfied users in the United Kingdom

Stagecoach Manchester, Optare Solo PO56 RNY, Stalybridge
2.2 million UK users can’t be wrong: not only is it good for the 340 seen in Stalybridge, it is also good for trains and trams.

Almost eighteen months ago, we learned about this exciting new transport app called Moovit. Since then, it has amassed 40 million users worldwide, 2.2 million of which in Britain.
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Moovit Heads to the Euros

Moovit collaborates with UEFA’s Fan Guide App

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City to City: Moovit aims to make the going easy from Marseilles to Paris in the European Championships Finals. Photograph of Stade de France taken by Philippe Agnifili, 2011 (Creative Commons License, Some Rights Reserved – Share Alike-No Derivatives).

With the exception of Scotland, all of Great Britain’s home nations will be competing in the Euros 2016 finals. It’s an historical occasion as Wales are in the Finals stage of an international competition after a 58-year gap. That was the 1958 World Cup Finals in Sweden, where a little known footballer made a great impact. (Well, that little known footballer turned out to be Pelé).
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Moovit’s Successful Olympic Bid

Moovit declared the official public transport app of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: host city of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, starting on the 05 August this year. With concerns over pollution in the city, public transport will play a main part in unblocking the city’s streets and clearing the air. Moovit’s arrival has led to its adoption by City Hall of Rio.

Technology will be one of the main allies for Rio de Janeiro residents and tourists who will share the city during August’s 2016 Summer Games. As part of the Olympics Mobility Plan announced by the City Hall of Rio, Moovit is delighted to announce it has been accredited as the official public transport app during the Games. This means it will be working with the city to indicate all the different transport services available during the period. These include scheduled bus services, BRT (Bus Rapid Transit systems), VRT (Versatile Rapid Transit), minivans, trains, metro stations, cable cars and barges that connect the city. Continue reading “Moovit’s Successful Olympic Bid”

Moovit Uber Allies: Private Hire Service Integrated Into App

Moovit users in 22 countries and 131 cities set to benefit from new addition to app

In the last year, one private hire company more than anything has never been out of the press. Whether for good or bad reasons, Uber has been uttered on many a taxi or minicab themed discussion. In the last six months, Greater Manchester has seen its Uber footprint extend eastwards, towards most of the Tameside area. For many, it is a cheaper alternative to established minicab and Hackney Carriage operators. Continue reading “Moovit Uber Allies: Private Hire Service Integrated Into App”

Moovit 4.10’s Accessible Features

New features introduced for visually impaired public transport users

Dennis Trident Stagecoach Manchester V363 OWC, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station
Dennis Trident V363 OWC seen loading at Ashton-under-Lyne bus station on the 347 service to Haughton Green.

The continued development of leading transport app, Moovit, has taken another leap forward this week. Its latest update sees the inclusion of tools for visually impaired bus, rail, tube and tram users. Continue reading “Moovit 4.10’s Accessible Features”

Moovit Makes a Million

UK version of transport app passes one million mark

Enviro200 Stagecoach Manchester HH56 BLU, Oldham
From Denshaw to Droylsden, and Mosborough to Stocksbridge: Moovit becomes the travel planning tool of choice for many of Britain’s bus, train and tram users. Seen approaching Oldham bus station is Stagecoach Manchester’s 407 service to Denshaw via Watersheddings and Pennine Meadows estate.

Insert your bunching based bus cliché here! Here’s another post about East of the M60‘s favourite transport planning tool within two days of the previous one.

This week saw Moovit pass the million mark in Britain. Just to recap, the state-of-the-art travel planning app enables bus, train and tram users to get from A to B quickly.

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