Magic bus stops bid for Wokingham


At its meeting on Thursday January 26, Wokingham Borough Council’s executive will be asked to approve a bid for £2.7 5million to the Department for Transport to reduce congestion along the A329 corridor. If the bid is successful, the money would be used to fund a range of measures from integrated transport plans for local businesses to cycling projects for secondary school pupils. This bid complements the £24.2m Reading Borough Council joint lead bid to the DfT approved by the executive in November 2011.

The introduction of ‘magic bus stops’ would allow bus users to touch their smartphone to the bus stop and receive the latest timetables information in less than a second. The scheme would be based on a system currently used in the Borough of Poole and would make use of real time information at many more stops than would otherwise be possible.

January 23, 2012 |

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