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How to avoid saturation of public transport?

20 March, 2019

saturation public transportation counterest

The importance of knowing and managing the increase in demand The large metropolises are in a key situation because they must ensure an efficient and sustainable public transport to its inhabitants. 53% of the world population already lives in urban areas and it is expected that this figure will rise to 67% by 2050. That […]

Europe promotes multimodal transport

14 September, 2018

Multimodal Transportation European Mobility Week

  European Mobility Week 2018 will take place on 16-22th September. Organized by the European Commission, the campaign promotes more sustainable, safe and healthy mobility habits such as walking, biking, public transportation and electric vehicles, to improve the quality of air and reduce pollution. This year, the theme is multimodal transport, in which we’ll deepen […]

TRA Vienna 2018: A Digital Era for Transport

13 April, 2018

Counterest as SME Instrument beneficiary has been invited to TRA Vienna 2018

Public transport solutions for society, the economy and the environment   TRA Vienna is just three days away and we can’t wait to take part in the Solution Workshop. SME Instrument companies and large corporates will debate in participatory World Café style on how to solve future challenges in transport and mobility and how large corporates […]

Innovating to create a sustainable public transport network

21 June, 2017

  Today we share with you how public transport operators and authorities can experiment an increase in revenues by using our Passenger Analytics solution, with people counters for buses, trains, stations and WiFi Tracking.   Nowadays, public transport services are being planned according to past information collected during short-specific periods, while actual demand is in […]

Objective: transforming public transport in Chile

13 May, 2016

Improving mobility and public transport thanks to people counters and WiFi tracking

According to numerous statistics, private car ownership will continue to grow exponencially, next to the increase of purchasing power, in Chile. It is remarkable the contrast of the present situation in countries such as Sweden or Germany, where car ownership has decreased in the last years and people opt for public transportation and biking (“End of […]

Why do we go towards a smarter public transportation?

16 July, 2015

Automatic People Counters for public transportation

In previous posts we have discussed the importance of having a smarter public transportation system that uses resources efficiently. In this post we list some trends that, in our view, will allow for a smarter transportation system in the upcoming future.   – Increase in demand for public transportation: from 2000 to 2012 public transportation […]

Key points to improve satisfaction of passengers in public transport

25 May, 2015

understanding how passengers use public transport

The public transport service frequency is usually one of the worst-rated topics by passengers. According to a survey carried out by the OCU, major complaints users of Madrid underground have are directly related to low frequency:   – 66% of users rarely find somewhere to sit. – 60% often feel overwhelmed because the wagon is […]

Do you imagine avoiding crowds in the metro?

26 March, 2015

Automatic passenger counters for public transportation, like metro and buses to improve mobility and passengers' satisfaction

If you are used to take the metro, you might sometimes have thought you were packed in like sardines. Other times, you might have found yourself virtually all alone in the vehicle. All this happens because it is difficult to plan the metro service as it is affected by different disruptions as the day progresses: […]