Road XS Podcast

Road XS Podcast

The podcast for community transport providers and those with a general interest surrounding public transport and transport in general. We discuss topical issues and provide help, advice and strategies. Visit www.roadxs.com to learn more.

Episodes

October 27, 2021 16 min

Welcome to a Halloween special of the Road XS Podcast.  In this episode we explore some of the creepiest transport stories known including: The Stockbridge Bypass, The Devil's Highway, Blue Bell Hill, The Aberbeeg Road Policeman, Pitt Lane, Bethnal Green Station and more.  If you like your ghost stories, then these will definitely freak you out this Halloween! #happyhalloween #ghoststories #creepystories

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On the 19th December 2020, Boris Johnson announced that the UK could not continue with Christmas as planned.  Tier 4 was introduced and millions faced brand-new restrictions.  Christmas 2020 is a Christmas like no other.  However, there is a lot to look forward to and be hopeful about for the year ahead in 2021.  We would also like to wish all our listeners a very happy, and safe Christmas. To find out more about Road XS visit our...

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April 10, 2020 9 min

A special edition of the Road XS Podcast during the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have been working hard to develop a community delivery service and well-being addon to support efforts of all communities across the UK.  In this episode we touch upon the latest events and how the UK has changed since our last podcast episode and the impact the corona virus has had on our daily lives.  We wish all our listeners a safe and happ...

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This episode offers a fascinating insight into the challenges which are facing community transport services up and down the country.  We welcome our special guest, Celia Arthur, the transport manager for Bluwave Community Transport (www.bluwave.org.uk), and we had a call to discuss the importance and value the role volunteer drivers play in their local community and how you too can become a volunteer driver.  Bluwave Community Tran...

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October 24, 2019 6 min

Volunteer drivers are the backbone of community transport services.  Without them, people would not be able to get to where they need to be.  In this episode we take a look at the importance of volunteer drivers and how they help their local communities get to where they need to be.

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In this episode we're really pleased to welcome our special guest David Squires. We discuss amongst many things the value of community transport for communities, the history of VASA (www.vasa.org.uk), increased traffic, car sharing, calendars and even rugby players!

Listen in to the most entertaining episode yet! If you would like to appear on our show or would like more information, then please email hello@ojetech.com or v...

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In this episode we take a look at the pros and cons of using GPS technology for your community transport services.  Road XS includes a tracking device which can help deliver a demand responsive transport service, but with every new technology there are often pros and cons.  Have a listen to this episode and find out more! Visit www.roadxs.com for more information and as ever feel free to get in touch.

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February 27, 2019 11 min

In this episode we take a look at the impact the decline of the community bus service has on local areas and whether anything can be done to bridge the gap.  Find out more at www.roadxs.com and feel free to get in touch with your thoughts, feedback and ideas!  

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In this episode we take a look at how you can handle increased passenger demand on your transport services.  We highlight some of the key methods and features within Road XS to meet this increased demand and remain completely in control.  Find out more about Road XS at www.roadxs.com

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In this episode we take a look at what might be in store for community transport services as autonomous vehicles, drones and flying cars take to our skies.  Can technology really give you the confidence and safety that a volunteer or professional driver can?  We also talk about whether software actually reduces our intelligence and basic knowledge of the local area and whether this is a good or bad thing?  Let us know what you thin...

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Whilst a spreadsheet is a great tool to get you started in setting up your community transport services, it's not an appropriate solution beyond 10 passengers. In this episode we examine the shortfalls of using a spreadsheet and how they actually create stress, inefficiencies and means you're likely not meeting basic GDPR compliance. 

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Buses are the most commonly used form of public transport in the UK with some 4,941 million journeys made in 2016/17. Despite this, cuts continue to happen across the country.  This is a problem for society.  In this episode we take a look at the implications this has on people's lives, their health and social inclusion.  We also look at how technology is help fill in the gaps for closed bus routes. You can find out more about...

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December 30, 2018 6 min

In this edition we take a look back on where Road XS started and where we're heading in 2019.  We also discuss the 5 main things we have learnt about community transport to date and the impact this has had on people's lives. You can find out more about all things Road XS at www.roadxs.com

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December 30, 2018 19 min

Volunteer drivers are the lifeblood of any community transport service.  In this podcast we look at ways of attracting new volunteer drivers, keeping your current ones and ways to further market your community transport services.  We also help define the types of people who would be a good fit for your community transport services and strategies to help engage them.

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