2015.08.12_on_the_bus_brad_hammonds_flickr_cc_by_2.0The capital of the Spanish region of La Rioja, Logroño, is planning to make public transport smarter by using new technologies.
The city is currently designing a strategy with three main objectives: improving the quality of roads and urban transport; integrating transport services with new technologies; and developing Logroño into a smart city.
Measures under consideration for the strategy include using new technologies to reduce signalling problems, increase the collection and dissemination of traffic data, and the use of cards which can be topped-up with money instead of selling tickets on public transport.
Changes to bus timetables are also foreseen to respond to changing demand for transport services, and reorganising the routes of bus and train lines in the city. The strategy will also feed into Logroño’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), which has been in development since 2013.