Tuesday 19th October 2021 As regular readers will know I’m very partial to a lovely rural bus ride. The more infrequent and quirky the better. I always feel a sense … Continue Reading Three rural bus rides in East Cheshire
Saturday 9th October 2021 A couple of exciting zero emission developments were added to the Leeds bus scene in September. I caught up with both during a visit on Thursday. … Continue Reading Leeds plugs in more leads
Friday 1st October 2021 The DRT craze reached Aberdeenshire on 16th August when the snazzily named Ready2Go five vehicle operation hit the road. Six weeks on it was time for … Continue Reading Ready2Go is not ready to go for Ian
YorBus and HertsLynx Thursday 23rd September 2021 I’ve been back out and about on the DRT trail again. It’s almost becoming a full time occupation as the DfT’s Rural Mobility … Continue Reading More DRT riding
Saturday 24th July 2021 “Worcestershire on Demand” is the trying-to-be snazzy overarching brand name for what Worcestershire County Council hope will be a network of DRT schemes across the county … Continue Reading BOD in WOD
Tuesday 13th July 2021 It really was third time lucky. Readers will know it’s taken two abortive visits to Scunthorpe, but after much perseverance I finally managed to experience a … Continue Reading It’s PRT not DRT
Friday 25th June 2021 Trying out new Demand Responsive Transport services in their first week or two, as I often do, can give an unfair assessment due to initial teething … Continue Reading DRT rides again
Thursday 17th June 2021 I’ve become a bit of a DRT connoisseur. Sittingbourne, Weymss Bay, Liverpool, Speke, Leicester, Oxford, Sutton, Ealing, Teesside, Newport, Sevenoaks, Watford, Ebbsfleet, Scunthorpe, Milton Keynes … … Continue Reading My fflecsi friend
Saturday 29th May 2021 I was back on the DRT (Demand Responsive Transport) trail again yesterday. There’s no let up in the current fad for national and local government to … Continue Reading Katch comes with a catch
Thursday 22nd April 2021 Readers may recall my attempt to try out North Lincolnshire Council’s JustGo branded Demand Responsive Transport service when it launched last September. The £9 million (over … Continue Reading AnotherGo on JustGo
Wednesday 31st March 2021 It’s all change for Milton Keynes Council’s funded bus routes tomorrow as the local authority sweeps away the low frequency services which compliment Arriva’s cross town … Continue Reading Milton Keynes tries Connecting
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 Arriva Click began a new DRT (Demand Responsive Transport) venture on Monday thanks to funding provided by house builders Redrow and Henley Camsland who, along with … Continue Reading Ebbsfleet Garden Clickity
Monday 7th September 2020 North Lincolnshire Council became the latest local authority to jump on the app based Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) bus bandwagon today as it launched its new … Continue Reading No Go on JustGo.
Thursday 13th August 2020 I had high hopes for fflecsi (it’s Welsh for flex) – the Welsh version of DRT (Demand Responsive Transport). Transport for Wales (TfW) are replacing existing … Continue Reading fflecsi – the Welsh DRT
Friday 17th July 2020 It hasn’t worked in Bristol, Sittingbourne, Sutton, Ealing or Oxford. And it’s on pause in Liverpool. But these failures haven’t dented Watford Borough Council’s enthusiasm for … Continue Reading Click begins in Watford
Thursday 4th June 2020 I reported back on 3 April Sevenoaks based Go-Coach Hire were replacing from Easter all its fixed timetable local town routes as well as rural routes … Continue Reading go2 going steady
Friday 3rd April 2020 A couple of weeks ago I suggested these unprecedented times might be a good opportunity to give Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) a really good try out … Continue Reading go2 goes to Sevenoaks
Tuesday 25th February 2020 After Friday’s Tees teaser I spotted the new ‘Tees flex’ app became available to download over the weekend so armed with that and the zonal maps … Continue Reading Testing the flex in Tees flex
Thursday 21st November 2019 Following last Friday’s try out of TfL’s latest Demand Responsive Transport trial in Ealing, I found myself back in the Borough with two bus industry colleague … Continue Reading Slip ‘n Slide
Friday 15th November 2019 It’s all change in the world of Bus Demand Responsive Transport (DRT). This week sees the final foray for Arriva Click’s pioneering ‘pilot’ in Sittingbourne and … Continue Reading DRT Slides into Ealing
Wednesday 28th August 2019 I was puzzled by a recent news item that Merseytravel are withdrawing a local bus route they fund in the Speke area of south east … Continue Reading Speke up for Arriva Click
Tuesday 13th August 2019 TfL’s first foray into the new fangled world of App based Dial-A-Ride (aka Demand Responsive Transport) in Sutton is now in its twelfth week and yesterday … Continue Reading GoSutton Go
Tuesday 28th May 2019 TfL jumped on the digital DRT bandwagon today launching its own version of Arriva Click and Oxford Pick Me Up. This latest app-based Demand Responsive Transport … Continue Reading Free ‘taxis’ for seniors in Sutton?
Wednesday 1st May 2019 It’s day three of Arriva’s latest Click venture introduced in Leicester on Monday, so I thought it was worth a trip to see how it’s panning … Continue Reading Click for Leicester
Friday 12th April 2019 Wiltshire’s Wigglybus was introduced way back in 1999. At one time it was considered so cutting edge as a project to solve the rural transport challenge … Continue Reading Who needs an App when John’s in Control?
Friday 5th October 2018 Oxford’s Pick-Me-Up is now over three months old so I thought it was time to see how it’s settling down after the introductory honeymoon. My four … Continue Reading Is Oxford’s Pick Me Up picking up?
Having been plagued for some weeks by marketing emails from the London black cab App organisation called Gett, I finally relented yesterday and headed up to London to use up … Continue Reading I Didn’t Get Gett
Followers of this blog, my twitter timeline and various magazine articles I’ve written will know I’m a bit of a sceptic about the current fashion for App-A-Ride, the modern day … Continue Reading Are App-A-Rides viable?
Well done Oxford Bus. I’m all for innovation and trying new things. And it’s time someone had a real go at beating UBER at their own loss making game of … Continue Reading A Pick Me Up for Oxford