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. This is our story.

2017

April 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

April 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

April 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

January

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

December 16th

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

2016

September 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

March 18th

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

2016

January

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

2016

January

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

December

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

2015

October

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

2015

October 8th

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

2015

August

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

January 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

December

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