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Transport company De Lijn chooses BYD prize that wins over quality

Transport company De Lijn chooses BYD prize that wins over quality

This decision has not only financial, but also environmental and social implications. The transition to sustainable mobility is central to the strategies of public transport companies worldwide, with electric buses playing a key role in reducing the ecological footprint. Recently, The…

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Flemish government's turn, future of bus builder Van Hool is wavering

A third of the staff is temporarily unemployed and there are too few orders. The bus builder Van Hool in Koningshooikt near Lier is in the eye of the storm, confronted with financial setbacks and a changing landscape within the bus industry.…

Ultimatum for Arriva, union FNV Streektransport threatens with strikes

Ultimatum for Arriva, union FNV Streektransport threatens with strikes

If Arriva does not meet the union's demands before Tuesday, March 5, 17.00 p.m., strikes will follow. The transition from Keolis to Arriva in regional transport has led to great dissatisfaction among bus drivers and the trade union FNV Streektransport. After…

De Lijn is taking measures after a shocking door incident

De Lijn is taking measures after a shocking door incident

Forced closure by drivers creates very unsafe situations during rush hour and proves dangerous for travelers. After a disturbing incident in which a girl became trapped between the doors of a De Lijn bus, the Flemish public transport company, in collaboration with…

Delhi opens doors with free bus travel for non-binary travelers

Delhi opens doors with free bus travel for non-binary travelers

This development follows a landmark judgment by the Delhi High Court last year, which ordered the transgender community to be legally recognized as the third gender on DTC bus tickets.


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Victory for coach transport now that EU regulations are being amended

Victory for coach transport now that EU regulations are being amended

One of the striking adjustments in the new regulations is the flexibility in the mandatory break times for drivers. After a lengthy period of effort and consultation, a significant change is underway in the European transport sector. The European Union has…

Revolutionizing public transportation and Hoppin changes the game

Revolutionizing public transportation and Hoppin changes the game

According to Flemish Minister of Mobility, Lydia Peeters, and Ann Schoubs, director general of De Lijn, 89% of the network has now been adapted to the principles of this new vision. The Flemish transport company De Lijn has recently implemented a change in its network,…

Terror panic on FlixBus after passenger hears about attack plans

Terror panic on FlixBus after passenger hears about attack plans

While the public can be reassured that there was no real threat, the need for alertness and accurate assessment of safety risks on public transport remains a concern. An apparently normal bus trip from France to Belgium turned into…

Financial nightmare for Hermes due to check-in system failure

Financial nightmare for Hermes due to check-in system failure

For Hermes, the disruption is a new setback in an already difficult period. A software malfunction in the check-in system of Hermes, the bus operator in South-east Brabant, has led to a significant loss of income. Since last Sunday morning, travelers have been unable to…

Travelers are complaining en masse about new bus services

Travelers are complaining en masse about new bus services

Many complaints about the new bus operator. “Either they don't show up, or they're just late. You have to take that into account,” said a traveler in front of the camera at RTV Oost. Travelers in various regions of the Netherlands express their…

The province and municipalities offer free bus transport on New Year's Eve

The province and municipalities offer free bus transport on New Year's Eve

First register and then you will have a ticket that is valid from December 31, 18 p.m. to January 1, 23.59:XNUMX p.m. An important initiative is being developed in Limburg during New Year's Eve to guarantee road safety and…

Bus trips in Brabant remain affordable now that the province is freezing fares for 2024

Bus trips in Brabant remain affordable now that the province is freezing fares for 2024

“It's nice that it will be out of the way for next year,” says Smeulders. “We hope that a new cabinet will come up with more structural solutions to improve our public transport.” Travelers in Brabant can breathe a sigh of relief because the previously announced price increase of…

Europe rolls out red carpet with new break rules for coach drivers

Europe rolls out red carpet with new break rules for coach drivers

The new rules allow drivers to organize their mandatory 45-minute break more flexibly, by splitting it into two breaks of at least 15 minutes. The European Parliament has taken an important step in support of…

Taxi drivers may be the new addition to the shortage of bus drivers

Taxi drivers may be the new addition to the shortage of bus drivers

From self-driving buses to retrained taxi drivers: where is the solution? The issue of the acute shortage of bus drivers in the Netherlands may have led to an unconventional but potentially effective solution put forward by Henk Meurs, professor of mobility at Radboud University. Meurs…

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Financial support from Port of Antwerp-Bruges for school outings to the port

Port of Antwerp-Bruges' financial support for educational programs such as Port

Jan de Wit Group celebrates its centenary with ten new Scania Tourings

Jan de Wit Group celebrates its centenary with ten new Scania Tourings

Jan de Wit Group's decision to choose Scania at this symbolic moment, their centenary, did not come out of the blue. Striking extra shine on the centenary of Jan de Wit Group, because the Haarlem transport company…

Shortage of bus and coach drivers affects the local economy

Shortage of bus and coach drivers affects the local economy

The IRU report is more than just a wake-up call, it is a call to action for an industry that is the lifeblood of both metropolitan and rural communities. The serious shortage of bus and coach drivers is not going unnoticed and is causing…

Future part of Dutch public transport in new hands

Future part of Dutch public transport in new hands

Political and labor law concerns follow sale by Deutsche Bahn to I Squared Capital. The transport world in the Netherlands is undergoing an important shift. Arriva, a leading name in public transport, is changing ownership. Deutsche Bahn, the current owner, has confirmed that…

Coaches as a false solution in student transport

Coaches as a false solution in student transport

The answer to a coach driver shortage seems to be a solution that raises more questions than it answers. At first glance, the use of coaches seems like a pragmatic solution, but further investigation reveals ethical and practical issues.…

Battle for public transport West Brabant: Qbuzz and Arriva in the race

Battle for public transport West Brabant: Qbuzz and Arriva in the race

It is not only a choice for a carrier, but also a choice for the future of mobility in the region. The battle for the public transport concession in West Brabant is in full swing, with two heavyweights in the transport industry who have…

Busworld Europe makes an impressive comeback with green ambitions

Busworld Europe makes an impressive comeback with green ambitions

The dynamics of Busworld Europe extend beyond just showing shiny new vehicles and technological gadgets. After a four-year hiatus, Busworld Europe is back in the spotlight, with organizers claiming the event will be bigger this time…

Keolis drivers will have control over their own working hours thanks to a new pilot

Keolis drivers will have control over their own working hours thanks to a new pilot

This pilot project by Keolis is an interesting experiment in labor relations and business operations, not only for the company itself but possibly also as a blueprint for the entire sector. Keolis Nederland drivers will soon have the option to set their own working hours…

No carrier shows interest in Zeeland, the province is looking for solutions

No carrier shows interest in Zeeland, the province is looking for solutions

The hub therefore does not solve the 'last-mile' problem, the challenge of getting travelers from their door to the hub. It appears that Zeeland could be left without bus transport from 2025. Recent tenders show that…

Bus drivers are on the shortage occupation list

Bus drivers are on the shortage occupation list

While the list opens the door to new job opportunities, it also calls into question the challenges of language barriers and integration. With the recent expansion of the shortage occupation list from 22 to 29 positions, companies can now more easily recruit Turks, Moroccans and other non-EU citizens…

Minibuses and taxis abolished because the number of journeys has been optimized

Minibuses and taxis abolished because the number of journeys has been optimized

With only a few days to go before the new school year, it is anxiously quiet around concrete solutions. With the end of the summer holidays, many parents and schools are bracing themselves for the start of the new school year. Especially for children in…

Call from De Mobiliteitsalliantie gnome socialism and patronizing

Call from De Mobiliteitsalliantie gnome socialism and patronizing

Here the criticism boils down to the idea of ​​“do as I say, not as I do”, which can be considered hypocritical. The idea that larger organizations or authorities know better what is good for us and try to…

Qbuzz ensures emission-free bus transport in South Holland North

Qbuzz ensures emission-free bus transport in South Holland North

For thirteen years, only emission-free buses will run. Qbuzz will be the new carrier in South Holland North from December 15, 2024 for a period of thirteen years. The province of South Holland announced on Tuesday that bus transport will be completely emission-free. This news…

Almere City FC promotion accelerates sustainable mobility plan

Almere City FC promotion accelerates sustainable mobility plan

Improved public transport plays a crucial role in this plan. Almere, a city that recently struggled with the disappointing world horticultural exhibition Floriade, finally has reason to cheer again. Almere City FC, the local football club, has a historic promotion to the…

Province of Zeeland looking for party for bus transport

Province of Zeeland looking for party for bus transport

The current contract with bus operator Connexxion ends in December 2024. That is why a party is being sought to organize bus transport from 2025. Municipalities and the province of Zeeland will organize public transport differently from 2025. The bus, boat and train…

Traveling between Eindhoven Airport and various cities is also possible with Flixbus

Traveling between Eindhoven Airport and various cities is also possible with Flixbus

From June 2023 you can travel from Eindhoven Airport with Flixbus to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Paris. Bus transport organization Flixbus will soon offer daily bus transport between Eindhoven Airport and various cities. The timetable will start in June and will be updated in the course of the…

Mega contract for Dutch Floading of Antwerp Public Transport

Mega contract for Dutch Floading of Antwerp Public Transport

With the rapid rise of electric transport, Floading sees public transport as an important growth market. Arnhem-based Floading, a provider of sustainable mobility solutions, has been awarded a major contract by public transport in Antwerp. Floading will provide the entire charging infrastructure…

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