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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: 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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By News Editor / Updated: 26 Apr 2017

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017

This annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities.

The 15th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference will continue the tradition of offering state-of-the-art presentations, interactive workshops and sessions, interesting site visits, and new innovative elements in the programme.

By News Editor / Updated: 08 Feb 2017

2017 Polis Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

  • Call for exhibitors and sponsors opens in February
  • Call for speakers opens in March and closes in May
  • Registrations open in June
  • Polis Annual General Assembly (Polis members only): 5/12/2017
  • 2017 Polis Conference: 6-7/12/2017 
 
 
By News Editor / Updated: 19 Jul 2017

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

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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)

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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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