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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.

By Teije Gorris / Updated: 18 Oct 2017

The updating of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's SUMP (Spain)

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria developed its SUMP between 2009-2012. An assessment of mobility on the island was conducted, resulting in the creation of various urban mobility measures. The geographical area of the mobility plan corresponds to that of the municipality (100km2).

Some measures have been implemented, whilst others remain in development. During monitoring and evaluation of the SUMP, local planning authorities identified potential future actions:

By rswa178 / Updated: 11 Oct 2017

Berlin public transport operator to employ refugees as bus drivers (Germany)

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A project by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Berlin's public transport operator, will soon see 16 refugees employed as bus drivers in the German capital.

To secure a place in the project, participants had to meet strict requirements: they needed a bus driver’s license, good German language skills, and a residency permit.

By News Editor / Updated: 11 Oct 2017

Pau (France) to introduce fuel cell tram-buses in 2019

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Eight ExquiCity tram-buses will be delivered to the transport operator in Pau during the second half of 2019. These clean energy hybrid tram-buses are the first of their kind in France.

Powered by hydrogen fuel cells, their only emission is water vapour. Lithium batteries will provide additional power when needed. The tram-buses are over 18 metres long, can carry 125 passengers and have a range of over 300 kilometres. Refuelling the hydrogen fuel cells takes only 10 minutes.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Oct 2017

Electric bus breaks record for kilometres driven on single charge

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At the beginning of September, an electric bus become a record breaker. The Catalyst E2 Max, which is produced by the American clean vehicle company Proterra, has driven the longest distance by an electric vehicle on a single charge ever to be recorded.

Powered by a 660kWh battery, the bus was able to drive 1,770 without a recharge.

The test was admittedly carried out under "ideal conditions" that do not fully reflect conventional urban bus use, that is:

By rswa178 / Updated: 12 Sep 2017

Workshop - Smart & Green Mobility Solutions @BrabantStad - Now and in the future

A European Week of Regions and Cities side event: 11 October in Brussels
By Mobility Academy / Updated: 14 Sep 2017

wocomoco 2017

On 18, 19 and 20 October 2017, the Swiss Mobility Academy will be hosting it’s 5th World Collaborative Mobility Congress – "wocomoco" – in Berlin, Germany. Key players from all over the globe gather here to exchange their views and present their latest innovations in the thriving markets of car-, ride- and bike-sharing.

By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 12 Sep 2017

New European Commission service offers support to sustainable urban mobility projects

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Are you a European public organisation (city, region) or a company who is planning to invest in sustainable urban mobility? Then a new service from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport could provide you with the support you need.

On behalf of the the European Commission, the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy and The Extremely Useful Company will help you to:

By Henning Guenter / Updated: 04 Sep 2017

ELIPTIC Workshop at the CIVITAS Forum 2017 - Introducing e-buses to cities’ public transport systems

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In cooperation with ebusplan, the ELIPTIC project will offer a workshop for cities, transport authorities and bus operators interested in introducing e-buses to their cities.

Participants will gain a better understanding of vehicle, battery and charging technologies, as well as the costs associated with them. The workshop will also address future developments and operational challenges in the implementation of e-buses.

By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 12 Sep 2017

European Commission Webinar on Clean Bus Deployment

This webinar is part of the initiative to foster the deployment of clean buses across Europe.

During the webinar, the European Commission will set out the next steps they are considering to foster the deployment of clean buses. During the webinar, an overview will be provided of the financing options available at European level. You will also hear about the first-hand experiences of cities and regions that have deployed and secured financing for clean buses.

Some reasons to join the webinar are:

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 Aug 2017

UITP - Busworld International Bus Conference

UITP’s global expertise meets the oldest and most famous bus and coach exhibition. 

UITP has announced a strategic partnership with Busworld Europe (Kortrijk) which will allow you for the very first time to complement the rich insights and practical take-aways from the established UITP International Bus Conference with access to Busworld Europe, the world’s biggest bus & coach exhibition which attracts almost 35,000 visitors.

At the event, you will have the opportunity to: