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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: 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.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 12 Jul 2017

FREVUE - ELIPTIC Workshop

The EU projects FREVUE & ELIPTIC are holding a joint workshop for local authorities in Barcelona on Wednesday 13 September.

Held in cooperation with local partners in Barcelona, the workshop will explore the use of public transport electric infrastructure for charging urban freight vehicles. Cities interested in this topic are encouraged to attend.

The workshop will start with a presentation on both projects and of specific case studies, including Barcelona. These will be followed by an interactive session.

By News Editor / Updated: 10 Aug 2017

European Commission approves significant investment in Sofia metro extension

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Plans to extend the public transport network in Sofia received a boost when the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) announced €86.6m of funding for extending the city's third metro line.

The money will used in the second stage of its construction, which began last year following an initial €368m grant from the ERDF. This aims to build approximately 4km of new line and four new stations, which will link the city centre to the Sofia ring road via the Ovcha Koupel district in the south-western part of the city.

By rswa178 / Updated: 31 May 2017

New bus trialled in London whose route is based on demand (UK)

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Earlier this month, a new responsive bus was trialled in London. Its route was based on data analysis evaluating existing connections and commuter demand.

Transport app developed, Citymapper, unveiled the Smartbus earlier in the month. It was on the road for a two-day trial, following a circuit route in the city centre that circled Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges. The route was selected as it was deemed as being underserviced.

By News Editor / Updated: 16 May 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 12 May 2017

Lisbon announces new public transport plans (Portugal)

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Lisbon's municipal transport company, Carris, has revealed a raft of improvements to the city's public transport network that it is seeking to implement over 2017-19. These are based on a list of 12 key strategic priorities.  

An important element of the proposed measures is the creation of two new lines on the city's electric tram network. These would run between between Entrecampos and Alta de Lisboa and Santa Apolónia and Gare do Oriente. Two viability studies will be carried out to ascertain the viability of these routes.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 May 2017
By VM / Updated: 02 May 2017

Forum mobility

This FORUM organized by the association "FOR URBAN PASSION" is held on May 11, in BOZAR.

The theme "New Use <> New Move. Land Use & Mobility" will open the page of the city by 2030.

This prospective look will be based on the findings: what is moving in our lives (work, housing, habits of consumption, etc.) and how we have already changed our ways of moving (electric scooter or bike, renting or sharing cars, etc.) Do these changes bode well for the city of tomorrow?

Drinks and lunch are included in the price.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 May 2017

Timișoara plans to rehabilitate, extend tram network (Romania)

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The public transport company of the Romanian City Timișoara has announced plans to rehabilitate and extend seven tram lines in the city.

Representatives from Regia Autonomă de Transport Timișoara (RATT) presented the plan as part of a strategic investment plan for 2017-2020.

The investment plan includes a broad range of proposals, including the construction of a bicycle workshop, a new dispatcher's office, modernisation of bus stations, a new intermodal transport hubs, improvements to port infrastructure and more.