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Besides public transport such as rail, metro, tram and bus networks, collective passenger transport also covers car-sharing, car-pooling and flexible mobility services such as train-taxi schemes and demand-responsive transport in areas of low demand.

Improvements to public transport services may address public transport vehicles and related infrastructure, as well as management techniques.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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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 Ella Andrew / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

EU Sustainable Energy Week

This year, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is returning for its fourteenth edition. EUSEW is dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe and this year’s theme is 'Shaping Europe’s energy future'.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 to focus on shaping Europe's energy future

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Since 2006, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) has been recognising innovations and supporting the movement towards a low-carbon future, and this year it is returning with the theme: 'Shaping Europe's energy future'.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

Payment for urban travel is increasingly digital

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Digital technology is giving rise to new urban mobility solutions. One such technology is digital payments, which has experienced huge growth in recent years. Whether it is paying for parking, public transport, bike share, fuel or a highway toll - digital payments reduce delays and provide real-time visibility, helping to increase the efficiency of urban transport systems and improve the customer experience. 

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By rswa178 / Updated: 09 Jan 2019

Apply to join CIVITAS peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility by 21 January 2019

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As part of the CIVITAS Initiative, a broad range of peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility are set to take place in Europe and beyond in 2019. The call to join these is now open, with interested city representatives particularly encouraged to apply.

Hosted throughout the year, these practice-oriented learning activities enable participants to learn from cities engaging in pioneering transport initiatives and gain direct insight into how they are managing the transition towards sustainable urban mobility.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

New BlackBerry service aims to support the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems

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BlackBerry Limited recently announced a Security Credential Management System (SCMS) service to try and help the private and public sectors come together and accelerate the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The SCMS service will be available to automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots, providing a mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a trustworthy and private manner using digital certificates.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 02 Jan 2019

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

Accelerating investments into sustainable energy and climate adaptation are important to ensure a climate-neutral Europe in the long-term and prepare our cities and regions for the threats and risks of climate change already known today.

This event, run by the Covenant of Mayors, presents 30 successful projects in six thematic parallel strands of dedicated interactive workshops featuring:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 02 Jan 2019

The future of mobility in small and medium-sized cities: reconciling public transport and new mobility services

This event, organised by UITP, invites commercial passenger transport operators, mobility platforms and travel information providers to discuss the future of mobility in small and medium-sized cities around Europe, together with public transport authorities and operators.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 21 Dec 2018

Smart Transport Conference

Connecting senior policymakers with the private sector mobility world, the conference will discuss the challenges facing the UK transport sector and provide a roadmap towards the introduction of practical, integrated transport solutions.