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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 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: 

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Oct 2017

Krakow expands electric bus fleet (Poland)

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The Polish city of Krakow has further expanded its electric bus fleet with the acquisition of 20 new vehicles.

Purchased by the Municipal Transport Operator of Krakow (MPK), the arrival of the 20 new buses marks the end of the first phase of an agreement signed in April 2016 for the delivery of 107 modern and environmentally friendly city buses.

As part of an agreement signed with the Polish National Center for Research and Development, there is the possibility to purchase 11 more electric buses.

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New London Underground map for passengers with conditions such as anxiety and claustrophobia (UK)

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A new map of the London Underground network has been released that caters to passengers with claustrophobia or other anxiety conditions. 

The map was devised after suggestions from passengers with such conditions. By showing them routes that involve long stretches of tunnels, it is hoped that they can identify routes avoiding them and feel more at ease when travelling.

By News Editor / Updated: 25 Jul 2017

New public transport partnership and ticketing system in Bucharest

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The Mayor of Bucharest, Gabriela Firea, has announced a single public transport ticket that can be used for the bus, metro, and train in Bucharest and the surrounding Ilfov County.

The announcement was made during the creation of the Inter-community Development Association for Public Transport Bucharest-Ilfov. The partnership will lead to public transport services in the capital being extended to its periphery. Mr Firea referred to it as a "historic moment" for transport in the city.

By News Editor / Updated: 24 Jul 2017

Lombardy adds 22 new vehicles to its electric bus fleet (Italy)

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The Lombardy region in Italy is making a significant investment in clean public transport by buying 22 new electric buses. The two cities in Lombardy to benefit from their purchase will be Milan with 10 new vehicles and Bergamo with 12 of them.

The two sets of buses bought are based on the Solaris Urbino 12 model. In both, the electric power is stored in a high energy battery pack with a total capacity of 240 kWh.

By News Editor / Updated: 18 Jul 2017

Paris launches trial of autonomous shuttle bus service

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As of the beginning of July, a new driverless, electric shuttle bus service has been running in Paris. The trials are taking place in La Défense, Europe's largest business district.

Free of charge for all users, the service offers three different routes that serve the main areas of La Défense. Two of the routes will operate at 10 minute intervals at peak times during the week, whilst the third will run every 20 minutes at the weekends.

By News Editor / Updated: 13 Jul 2017

Public transport in the Wielkopolska region to be transformed (Poland)

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The public transport network in the Wielkopolska region of Poland is set to receive massive investment, with a substantial part of funding coming from the EU. The main beneficiaries will be the cities of Konin and Leszno and the areas surrounding them.

Konin will buy eight low-emission buses, build 8.4 km of bicycle lanes, create bike and ride interchanges with public transport stops, and put up electronic information boards. An urban bike-sharing system will also be created, with 100 bikes available to rent at 11 stations.