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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 15 Jan 2019

Free public transport services for students in Bucharest

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According to a Bucharest City Hall project that was approved at the General Council of Bucharest (CGMB) meeting held on 12 December 2018, students in Bucharest up to 18 years of age could travel free of charge with over-ground public transport means run by STB (formerly RATB) in the Romanian capital, Bucharest.

Free local public passenger transport is expected to be provided for all students in accredited/licensed pre-university education who attend the courses of an educational institution in the city of Bucharest, as quoted in the project.

By rswa178 / Updated: 12 Oct 2018

Kick-off Workshop - CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Learning Programme 3

The first of three workshops in the third SUMP Learning Programme (SLP) will take place in Bucharest, Romania.

A full day of SUMP learning activities awaits the 20 participants from the SLP 3 group. After a round of introductions, a keynote presentation on the challenges of reducing car traffic will set the scene for the rest of the day's activities.

Four of the cities taking part in the SLP - Loulé (Portugal), Cesis (Latvia), Granollers, (Spain), and Fabriano, (Italy) - will describe the varying SUMP situations that they find themselves in.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Updated parking fees in Bucharest

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New tariffs for parking facilities administered by the Bucharest’s City Hall entered into force on 01 July 2018; the cost of parking fees in the center of Bucharest has risen by up to 10 lei, per hour.

Environmental organisations and activists in Bucharest welcomed this measure, explaining that the limit values set by EU air quality legislation have been exceeded in the capital city, and one of the causes leading to this situation is intense traffic and congestion.

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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

The Romanian Government allocates funds to renew public transport fleet across the country

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Last week the Romanian Government approved the funding of more than €400 million of European funds to provide brand new trams, trolleybuses and electric buses across the country. Funds will also encompass recharging points and intelligent transport equipment – as well as upgrading the current fleet of school buses used by municipalities and local administrations across the country to Diesel Euro 6.

By Robert Pressl / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

CIVITAS PROSPERITY provides two new interviews with SUMP Ambassadors – Focus Romania

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One of the main aims of CIVITAS PROSPERITY is to support and promote the take-up of SUMP especially in countries / regions and cities where the take up of this planning approach is low so far. CIVITAS PROSPERITY identifies interesting personalities that act as SUMP ambassadors. They offer a clear message on why SUMPs are so important, hence they motivate others to take the next step as well.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Nov 2018
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 26 Apr 2018

Modernisation of the tram fleet in Oradea

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The Romanian Government has submitted the project "Modernization of the Tram Park in Oradea - Stage 1", through the 2014-2020 Regional Operational Programme. As reported in the Urban Mobility Plan of the Municipality of Oradea and within the Integrated Urban Development Strategy, it is one of the priority projects being identified.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 04 Apr 2018

National SUMP training for Romanian cities

From 24th - 27th April,  CIVITAS PROSPERITY Training on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (PMUD) and their optimization will take place in Romania (Braşov, Hotel Kolping).   Discussions will be in Romanian or English with simultaneous / successive translation into Romanian.

The main topics to be addressed are:

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 18 Jul 2018