Age of contactless

As the industry moves further towards contactless fare collection, where else
could bus and coach ticketing go? Rise Operations Director, Christopher Nice, recently spoke with Chris Peat of Bus & Coach Buyer.

News Release: Rise Digital Media to boost its school transport team

Rise Digital Media, a leading provider of digital services and technical solutions to the bus and coach industry, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Holder to its new and dedicated school transport team. Kate, who joins as Cli…

Better and stronger together

As 2022 draws to a close (where has the year gone?) I would like to thank all our customers for your continued support, feedback and guidance during what has been another tough time for the bus and coach industry.

Spandana Makina joins Rise Digital Media

Rise Digital Media, a leading supplier of digital services to the passenger transport industry, has announced the appointment of Spandana Makina to its engineering team.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) now available to Bushub dashboard users

In keeping with the very latest industry standards around IT security and compliance, we have added Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to the Bushub Administrator Dashboard and this is available to you and your business from today.

BODS-compliant vehicle tracking system available from NextStop

As well as offering route planning & build tools, online payments, ticketing services and live service information for passengers, our NextStop mobility platform also provides a simple and cost effective BODS-compliant vehicle tracking …

NextStop: A complete digital solution for your school, college and university transport contracts

As a leading provider of digital services and technical solutions to the bus and coach industry, we have recently entered the school transport market with its NextStop mobility platform.

Product news for platform users (Q4 2022)

The tech and development teams here at Rise DM continually monitor the performance and effectiveness of our digital services (websites, apps and reporting dashboards) to ensure that they remain fit for purpose and easy to use, while also pr…

In the news.....

A list of views, news and comments from Rise Digital Media as captured by the media.

Coach Operators choose Rise Digital Media for management of school, college and university transport contracts

Rise Digital Media, a leading provider of digital services and technical solutions to the bus and coach industry, has entered the school transport market with its NextStop mobility platform.  Working alongside some of the UK’s best known co…

Come and see us at Euro Bus Expo 2022

Euro Bus Expo, the industry showcase which brings together hundreds of manufacturers and suppliers from the bus and coach sector, returns to the halls of the NEC in Birmingham next month (1 - 3 November) and we can't wait to see you there.

Push Notifications: A versatile utility

Communication with customers is of paramount importance, and to complement social channels, Rise Digital Media offer push notifications - which it says have proved useful already.

Go To Town launches new website and App with Rise DM

West Norfolk based bus company Go To Town has today (26 July) launched a brand-new website and App which makes the planning and taking of bus journeys in and around King’s Lynn easier than ever before.

Push Notifications direct to bus and coach passengers available now from Bushub

Following recent discussions and feedback received from a number of customers, I am delighted to announce that a new feature allowing operators to send push notifications direct to passengers' handsets has been added to the Bushub Mobility …

Using software to help you move to the "new normal"

I am writing this ahead of the annual CoachMarque Conference which makes a welcome return to the East Midlands this weekend after an enforced two-year break. As both a sponsor and presenter at this event, I very much look forward to catchin…

Preston Bus teams up with Rise to launch new website for passengers

Preston Bus has today (17 March) launched a brand-new website which makes the planning and taking of bus trips in and around Preston easier than ever before for passengers.

The role of a technology partner in transport 

Ops Director Chris Nice looks at the vital role that technology and digital solutions have to play in the planning and provision of safe, reliable and efficient passenger transport services.

Planning and taking bus trips made easy for BRYLAINE passengers

BRYLAINE Travel of Lincolnshire has today (Friday 25 February) launched a brand-new travel App for its bus passengers.

Bus travel made simple for passengers in Ipswich

Ipswich Buses has launched a brand-new website which makes the planning and taking of bus trips in Ipswich and surrounding areas easier than ever before.

Audio bus stop announcements added to the NextStop® Driver App

Following feedback and recent discussions with a number of operators, I am pleased to announce that the NextStop® Driver App has been updated to include three new features which will improve both the driver and passenger experience onboard …


Is your operation compliant with BODS?

With the grace period for operators providing live vehicle location data to BODS coming to an end, Scott James, CEO and founder of Rise Digital Media, takes a look at how simple and effective digital solutions (apps) can ensure operators re…

Supporting you during the festive period

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support (and at times patience!) shown to me and my team at Rise Digital Media during what has been yet another testing and challenging year for the industry.

Christopher Nice named Rise Digital Media Operations Director

Christopher Nice has been appointed Operations Director by Rise Digital Media, which provides digital and technology solutions to the road passenger transport industry.

He joins from the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), having l…

Easier than ordering a pizza!

Following hot on the heels of our last blog which explored the issues around pricing transparency and the opportunities offered by open data, the passenger advocacy organisation Transport Focus has published a report that highlights the ste…

Transport Ticketing

Transparency on fare pricing for bus services

There is a new emphasis on open data in the passenger transport industry, designed to revolutionise access and usage of the country’s network.  A major issue in this arena is bus fares. One of the major barriers to the public’s occasional a…

Membership System

Disability Rights UK - a view of the future of the membership organisation

It was a real pleasure for Rise DM to meet members of the team at Disability Rights UK on 12th February for a 4-hour workshop during which much ground was covered.  We examined the current web provision together and led the team into an ana…

Ground Transport

The changing world of the ground transportation industry

Wednesday 27th March found Rise DM at BP Sunbury, assisting Passenger Plus in promoting and setting up in readiness to take over the ground transportation contract running from Feltham station to the campus - a journey of around two miles. …