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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 News Editor / Updated: 19 Jul 2017

Cycling and public transport use on the rise in Vienna (Austria)


The number of cars on Vienna's roads has fallen, while cycling has risen – that's according to new figures from the city of Vienna and  the Austrian capital's transport operator, Wiener Linien.

After an increase of only 1.1. per cent in 2015, the amount of cyclists in the city rose by 6.4 per cent in 2016.

By Eileen O'connell / Updated: 01 Feb 2017

EVIDENCE Project Final Workshop

23 February, 14B Rue de La Science, Brussels

The EVIDENCE project is a strategic initiative funded by EACI to investigate the economic evidence for sustainable urban mobility measures.

This final workshop will present the findings and recommendations from the project, look at how the evidence has been used in cities and campaigns, and investigate the barriers to integration of sustainable mobility.

It will finish with a look at the gaps in the evidence, new forms of mobility to be investigated and how best to implement the evidence.

By News Editor / Updated: 27 Jan 2017

Paris launches driverless bus tests (France)


Paris launched an experiment on Monday to test driverless buses to help prepare for what officials called a coming ‘revolution’ of autonomous vehicles.

The tests are being conducted with two box-shaped electric vehicles capable of carrying around 10 people. The buses will travel on a bridge connecting two railway stations to the east of the city centre.

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By News Editor / Updated: 24 Jan 2017

Autonomous vehicles risk increasing congestion in cities


The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has warned that the roll-out of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could lead to a dystopian future of even more  private car traffic on the road unless they  are put to use in shared fleets and integrated  with traditional public transport services.

The paper, 'Autonomous vehicles: a potential game changer for urban mobility,' argues that despite the risk of increased congestion due to car travel becoming even more comfortable and attractive, an alternative exists.

By News Editor / Updated: 18 Jan 2017

10 million more passengers on Irish public transport


Full-year figures published by Ireland’s National Transport Authority show an overall increase in passenger numbers across all state-supported public transport operators.

Some 234 million passengers used services provided by Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and Luas in 2016 – an increase of almost 10 million (4.4 per cent) compared to 2015.

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Jan 2017

4th International Railway Summit

As train travel develops at a rapid rate, and in an uncertain economic and political climate, it is becoming more and more important for rail businesses to have a competitive supply chain in order to remain resilient.

The International Railway Summit enables delegates to network with peers from across the world and across the supply chain, to exchange ideas, build contacts and create strong business partnerships.

By News Editor / Updated: 30 Jan 2017

Electric Dutch trains 100% powered by wind energy


All electric Dutch trains are now 100 percent powered by electricity generated by wind energy, the Netherlands’ national railway company NS said, calling it a world first.

'Since the first of January, 100 percent of our trains are running on wind energy,' NS spokesman Ton Boon told AFP.

Dutch electricity company Eneco won a tender launched by NS two years ago and the two firms signed a 10-year deal setting January 2018 as the date by which all NS trains should run on wind energy.

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By News Editor / Updated: 25 Jan 2017

Cities increasingly turning to electric buses – report


More and more cities in Europe and around the world are turning to electric buses in an effort to go green and reduce pollution.

The ZeEUS eBus Report, published as part of the EU-funded Zero Emission Urban Bus System project, reveals that 19 public transport operators and authorities, covering around 25 European cities, have published an e-bus strategy for 2020.

By News Editor / Updated: 11 Jan 2017

Constanta to renew bus fleet with EBRD loan (Romania)


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of 100 million lei (€22 million) to the Romanian city of Constanta for the acquisition of new low emission buses.

The introduction of the low emission vehicles is part of a public transport upgrade for Romania’s largest Black Sea port. Home to a population of 425 000, Constanta is also an important hub for commerce, trade and tourism.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Jan 2017

EU funds Warsaw metro extension (Poland)


The European Union today adopted a major project that will invest over € 432 million in the Warsaw metro system.

The project will fund the extension of the Polish capital’s Metro Line 2, linking the eastern part of the city to the west.

It will include the construction of six new metro stations: Trocka, Targówek, Szwedzka on the north-east section of the line and Księcia Janusza, Młynów and Płocka on the west section.

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