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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 Yannick Bousse / Updated: 24 Mar 2017

Webinar: E-bus planning with simulation tools

After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the use cases related to the webinar’s topic, the presenters from the research organisations RWTH Aachen, Fraunhofer IVI and Vrije Universiteit Brussel will show different aspects of simulation that help in the planning of e-buses.

This will include the presentation of a software-based approach to find the optimal technical configuration for the use of e-buses on different routes. These calculations are a helpful tool to build sound business cases for the long-term use of electric bus systems.

By News Editor / Updated: 22 Mar 2017

1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving

The high-level conference will be held in Brussels on the 3rd and 4th April 2017. Major road transport stakeholders – automotive and telecom industry, users, road operators, public transport operators, regulators, research centres, universities and representatives of both EC and EU Member States – are invited to attend.

By News Editor / Updated: 21 Mar 2017

CIVITAS opens call for sponsors & exhibitors for forum conference

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The call for exhibitors and sponsors is now open!

Demonstrate your urban mobility tools, methods, and experience at the 2017 CIVITAS Forum conference, 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras (Portugal).

Deployment Day is a full day in the centre of the programme (28 September 2017) featuring exclusively an array of interactive activities and presentations. 

By News Editor / Updated: 05 Apr 2017

CIVITAS Quotes

The EU-funded CIVITAS Initiative has enabled the implementation of more than 600 sustainable mobility measures in more than 60 cities acrosse Europe between 2002 and 2016.

Each measure has been evaluated. Relevant facts and figures have been collected and analysed by the CIVITAS WIKI project. This has resulted in a set of so-called CIVITAS quotes. Each quote includes useful and factual information. Topics vary. Some examples:

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By News Editor / Updated: 17 Mar 2017

Webinar: SUMPs & shared mobility

Growing cities, increasing mobility needs, changing demographics, poor air quality, gaps in mobility services, congestion and inefficient infrastructure use; these are common but complex challenges that require creative transport solutions.

That’s why the SHARE-North project is offering a series of webinars on shared mobility practices such as successful car-sharing, ride-sharing, bike-sharing and mobility management solutions being deployed in a range of locations – from small towns to big cities, neighbourhoods to regional business parks.

By News Editor / Updated: 05 Apr 2017

Athens e-ticketing to be fully implemented in August (Greece)

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The public transport company of Athens has announced that it expects the Greek capital’s e-ticketing system to be completed in August.

According to the new project timetable, the completion of the third and final phase of the project will be done in two sub-phases.

The first involves working on lines 1, 2 and 3 of the metro, installing electronic ticket equipment at four suburban stations and enabling the functionality of ticket dispensers to allow customers to pay with credit and debit cards.

By News Editor / Updated: 14 Mar 2017

Flanders to invest over €1 bn on public transport & cycling (Belgium)

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The Flemish government will invest more than € 1.1 billion in public transport (€ 816 million) and the extension of the cycling network (€ 300 million), the Flemish Minister of Public Works said last month.

By the end of the legislature, the Flemish government wants to invest a total of € 5.8 billion in mobility projects, including € 3.4 billion in alternatives to road transport. 

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Mar 2017

Transport Research Arena 2018

TRA 2018 is an arena for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy.

Together they will share and discuss new ideas, research results, technological solutions and new business models. Together they will experience and shape the future of transport and mobility for people and goods.

Key focus areas will be:

By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2017

Using tram infrastrucure to re-charge e-buses in Oberhausen (Germany)

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The public transport operator of German city Oberhausen (Stadtwerke Oberhausen) is taking part in the H2020 project ELIPTIC (Electrification of public transport in cities) which aims to show how costs and energy can be saved by electrifying public transport and optimising the use of existing infrastructure and rolling stock.

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Feb 2017

EIB to fund BRT for Las Palmas (Spain)

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a € 50m loan with the municipality of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain) and municipal transport company, Guaguas, for new bus rapid transit (BRT) infrastructure.

The loan has an Investment Plan for Europe guarantee, and work on the high-capacity line will begin over the next quarter, with the aim of building 11.7 km of roadway dedicated to bus transport.

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