Passenger Technology Group (PTG) is the transport subsidiary of Bournemouth-based technology company We Are Base. PTG was incorporated in 2015 to provide a foundation for our software product development in the transport sector.

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2018

Nov 27th

Passenger implements Google Pay. Google’s digital wallet platform and online payment system added to our Android apps.

2018

Nov 16th

Go-Ahead Ireland Passenger launch introduces a number of firsts. Website launch marks Passenger’s first overseas deployment and the first to support GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) inputs as its primary source.

2018

Nov 11th

Innovation Day 4 takes places at ODI Leeds. The Passenger team heads to the Open Data Institute to reveal its latest work in Bus Stop Checker and a great deal more besides.

2018

Nov 7th

Launch of Go South Coast’s Blue Star Bus websiteNew website includes journey planning and much more.

2018

Oct 29th

Passenger launches Bus Stop Checker – a new initiative designed check the accuracy of the UK’s NaPTAN dataset and encourage a discussion around the provision of more accurate public transport information. Learn more about Bus Stop Checker.

2018

Oct 8th

App launch for McGill’s. The new, fully featured app for Scotland’s largest independent operator goes live. Download now on the App Store and Google Play stores.

2018

Sept 14th

Launch of Unilink website. The Passenger-powered Unilink website goes live in time for the new academic year!

2018

July 16th

Cardiff Bus app update to include m-ticketing. Automatic migration of tickets from Cardiff’s separate ticketing app, bringing all functionality into a single app experience for customers. Download now on the App Store and Google Play stores.

2018

July 1st

Touch & Go app launch for Warrington’s Own Buses. The first deployment of our ticket-only app solution. Download now on the App Store and Google Play stores.

2018

June 18th

App and website relaunch for Reading Buses. A new, full featured app for Reading Buses. Download now on the App Store and Google Play stores. Visit the website.

2018

May 1st

Passenger Kiosk and Display Screen launch for Yellow Buses. Our new products, the Passenger Kiosk and Passenger Display Screen, make it out into the world.

2018

Mar 20th

Passenger Innovation Day 3 takes place in London. One again, the Passenger team explores the latest updates in Passenger with its customers and partners from all over the UK.

2018

Jan 22nd

Borders Buses app launch for West Coast Motors. Our first deployment of 2018! Download now on the App Store and Google Play stores. Read the Borders Buses press release.

2017

Dec 27th

Green Line 702 app launch for Reading Buses including Ticketer QR scanning support and live buses. Download now on the App Store and Google Play stores.

2017

Oct 23rd

Transdev Go app launch for Transdev Blazefield showcasing the operator’s many local brands in a single customer app. Download now on the App Store and Google Play stores.

2017

Oct 4th

Information app launch for Cardiff Bus in a record deployment time of just under four weeks.
Download the apps via the Cardiff Bus website

2017

Oct 3rd

Passenger Innovation Day 2 takes place in Nottingham. Operators from around the UK meet with the Passenger team to discuss the latest product developments and more.

2017

Apr 18th

Multi-modal Passenger app and website launch for Blackpool Transport on schedule ahead of the 2017 ALBUM conference in Blackpool.
Read Blackpool Transport launch multi-modal Passenger apps and website

2017

Apr 11th

Passenger Technology Group announce the acquisition of Netescape Limited, with its popular BusCMS website and app management system
Read PTG acquires Netescape and popular BusCMS software

2017

Apr 3rd

Passenger app launch for East Yorkshire Motor Services in Hull and surrounding area as ‘EYMS Buses’ app.
Read East Yorkshire Motor Services launch Passenger apps

2017

Mar 28th

The first Passenger Innovation Day takes place in Manchester – an event for the Passenger team and the operators they work with to share knowledge and insight around the Passenger product.

2017

Jan

Shortlisted for Ticketing Technology of the Year (YB Move app) at the Transport Ticketing & Passenger Information 2017 Global Awards.
Read YB Move app shortlisted for Transport Ticketing Technology of the Year

2016

Dec 16th

Passenger app launch for Nottingham City Transport in Nottingham as ‘Easyrider Mobile’.
Read NCT adds mobile ticketing function to its app

2016

Sept 8th

Wearable watch apps available to operators and launched first in Bournemouth.
Read New wearable watch apps now available to operators

2016

July 21st

Full Passenger app launch for Yellow Buses in Bournemouth as major update to ‘YB Move’.
Read Yellow Buses launch Passenger Mobile Apps

2016

July

Shortlisted for Best Mobile Project at Wirehive 100 Awards 2016
Read Passenger shortlisted for Wirehive 100 Award

2016

Mar 18th

Win Smarter Travel LIVE 2016 hackathon answering an open disruption data challenge set by Traveline.
Read Creating an Open Disruption Standard

2016

Jan

Shortlisted for Ticketing Technology of the Year at the Transport Ticketing & Passenger Information 2016 Global Awards

2016

Jan

Run live 6 week pilot of Passenger information apps with 40 users in Bournemouth on both iOS and Android, and 5 app updates based on feedback during the pilot.

2015

Dec

Shortlisted for Tech Cities Awards 2015 and listed in the TechNation200 top tech companies.
Read Passenger Shortlisted for London TechCities Awards

2015

Oct

Passenger Technology Group formed, number 09807101, to provide a foundation for our software product development in the transport sector

2015

Oct 8th

First code written for Passenger information app module
At 15:04:10 first code commit for Passenger information apps, codenamed ‘moose’

2015

Aug

Launch ‘Move’ m-ticketing app for Yellow Buses, with Apple Pay (first m-ticketing app in UK with Apple Pay).
Read Passenger, first m-ticketing app to include Apple Pay in the UK

2015

July

Apple Pay released in UK

2015

July

Introduce an R&D / data science team supported by an Innovate UK funded partnership with the Data Science Institute at Bournemouth University.

2015

Jan 7th

First code written for mobile ticketing app module
At 09:42:23 first code commit for mobile ticketing app, codenamed ‘puffin’.

2015

Launch website RTI departures for Yellow Buses, using a Trapeze real time SIRI feed. 

2013/4

Launch responsive website and information apps for Nottingham City Transport (iOS and Android), including custom journey planner using TransXChange from Init MobilePLAN and integration with Init real time SIRI feed.
Read App Timetables Using Bus Network Data

2012

Dec

Yellow Buses win ‘Best Smartcard Ticketing Service’ Award at the Mastercard Transport Ticketing Awards 2013.

2012

Launch online top up system for Yellow Buses, integrating with Parkeon’s SmarTrack system and Wayfarer 150 ETM’s  – reducing online smart card top ups to 12 hrs from industry standard 72 hrs.

2010

First custom journey planner goes live for Yellow Buses using ATCOCIF data from Omnitimes, and making use of Floyd-Warshall algorithm and Dijkstra’s Algorithm for optimal routing.

2008

Launch an ecommerce website for Yellow Buses to sell paper (walleted) bus tickets online.

2008

Base founded with a team of 3.
Read more about Base