Solar-powered digital bus information arrives in Newcastle
'E-ink' and live talking bus stop information displays installed in Newcastle.
Smart traffic corridor
Newcastle leading the way in using digital technology to tackle congestion.
Research to understand the spread of COVID-19 on public transport
TRACK (Transport Risk Assessment for Covid Knowledge) is a multidisciplinary project designed to address knowledge gaps around COVID-19 transmission on public transport.
Citywide rollout of cashless parking payment services
The Council needed to determine the most effective combination of cashless solutions for off-street and on-street parking locations.
E-scooter trial to reduce congestion and improve air quality
To reduce congestion, 250 scooters will be available for hire in locations across the city.
Smart parking sensors at Newcastle Helix
Parking sensors and re-designation of parking bays around the Helix will generate additional revenue and improve parking availability throughout the area.
Paperless parking permits
Newcastle's solution to improve service efficiency and customer service for approximately 35,000 residential and commercial parking permits.
Electric buses in Newcastle and Gateshead
Capable of all-day service with a single overnight charge, Voltra electric buses have entered service.
Co-designing the future of the Metro
Research generated through Metro Futures informed a successful £362m bid to the Department for Transport for a fleet of new Tyne and Wear Metro trains.
ANPR cameras mounted on e-bikes for parking enforcement
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology enables officers to cover beats more efficiently.
Electrifying the Council’s fleet
Newcastle City Council needed to finalise plans for a six-year fleet renewal programme.
Mobile data integration for efficient parking enforcement
Newcastle City Council trialled new ticket machines, allowing motorists to pay by card for car parking sessions at two city-centre, multi-storey car parks.
Virtual taxi rank concept to reduce congestion
With fewer taxi parking spaces and the creation of a Clean Air Zone, the virtual taxi rank is an innovative alternative using new technologies.