Becotix Shortlisted for National Transport Awards Innovation Project of the Year.

We were pleased to discover today that Becotix has made the top 5 projects in the NTA’s prodigious award for the most innovative project of the year. We are really excited that, along with our partners in WYCA and Transdev, this ground breaking Touchless Ticketing trial has been shortlisted. It is also extremely timely as this week our trial was also expanded across the whole of Keighley as well as continuing on the 662 Shuttle »

Successful 662Pay Becotix Trial extended to whole of Keighley

Trials that have enabled travellers in West Yorkshire to use their mobile phone as a travel pass on The Shuttle 662 bus route from Keighley to Bradford are to be extended. From Monday 17 July, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Becotix and Keighley Bus Company will expand the innovative scheme to include all the operator’s local town network in Keighley (K1 to K11), the 760 service from Keighley to Shipley Market Place as well as »

Becotix trial extended for a further 3 months

The “662Pay” trial in Keighly has proved so popular with its users that WYCA and Transdev have decided to keep the service running for another 3 months and also open it up to further users. »

Our full trial is now underway

The full trial of the Becotix system on the 662 bus route has now been running for three weeks. 290 people have applied to join the trial. Of these, 240 were eligible for the trial and have been invited to participate, most in the last two weeks. We’ve yet to see how many actually travel but a good percentage have downloaded the app and over 40 have travelled. Our intention was always to create a »

Discoveries from our “Friends and Family” trial

Our system is now deployed and being used by Transdev and WYCA employees and a few friends. The launch has gone well, with only a couple of minor tweaks. In some ways, the beacons have been too successful. Their range is better in completely open areas than expected. So, we’ve had to tune the bus stop beacons down slightly as some stops are so close together that you could walk into the range of the »