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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: 21 Dec 2016

Sofia to introduce e-ticketing in 2019 (Bulgaria)

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The Bulgarian capital of Sofia is planning to revolutionise its public transport with the introduction of smart e-ticketing.

The new system, which will cost about 80 million Bulgarian lev (€40.9 million), would remove paper tickets and ticket validators from the city’s public transport.

The Sofia Urban Mobility Centre, the municipal company in charge of public transport, said that it will select the company to carry out the project in summer 2017. The project is planned for completion in 2019.

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By News Editor / Updated: 21 Dec 2016

Webinar on urban nodes of TEN-T core network

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Some 20 professionals from local and regional administations and the transport sector took part in a webinar earlier this month that addressed how to improve the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network.

The webinar was scheduled in the context of the study 'Improving the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network', which was carried out on behalf of DG MOVE in 2015-2016.

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By Nadia Bert / Updated: 13 Jul 2017

E-course: Management of Smart Cities

Based on the successful experience of the Management of Urban Infrastructures MOOC, we are happy to announce the release of our second free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), in February 2017, on the Management of Smart Cities.

This course is offered by EPFL, and diffused through the Coursera platform. The Smart Cities MOOC provides an introduction to the principles of management of smart urban infrastructures.

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By Nadia Bert / Updated: 21 Dec 2016

6th Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures

The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an ongoing process at national and global level. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena emerge, which call for a constant reassessment of the content and objectives of regulation.

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Dec 2016

Vilnius considers purchasing new buses (Lithuania)

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Vilnius City Council is discussing plans to buy over 100 new buses to update its public transport fleet.

Officials are reported to be preparing to publish an international tender for 100 two-axle and 50 three-axle low-floor buses.

If the purchase goes ahead, it would update 40 per cent of the municipality’s fleet.

'Upgrading public transport upgrade is one of the priority tasks,' said Remigijus Šimašius, the mayor of Vilnius.

The contract spans a period of 8 years, during which the winning contractor will have provide bus maintenance and repair.

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By News Editor / Updated: 15 Dec 2016

Free public transport as smog covers Warsaw (Poland)

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The city of Warsaw has made public transport free in an effort to encourage people to leave their cars at home as the Polish capital battles record levels of smog.

Children, older people, asthmatics and people with heart problems were urged not to spend prolonged periods outside.

The Regional Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Warsaw said that the problems are caused by a combination of low temperatures, more emissions caused by people heating their homes and very low wind speeds.

By News Editor / Updated: 12 Dec 2016

Webinar: COP22 and transport

COP22 aimed to be the ‘COP of action.’ On one hand, expectations for COP22 Marrakech were relatively low, after the groundbreaking global agreement emerging from COP21 Paris.  On the other hand, the need to translate the political consensus of COP21 into tangible steps toward implementation of the Paris Agreement has never been more urgent.

By News Editor / Updated: 26 Jun 2017

The Future of Transportation

The Future of Transportation is a study and conference on the subject of What Next. One of our core themes is ‘Getting Transport Off the Ground’, where we will examine how quickly personal airborne transportation systems will become viable mass transportation.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Dec 2016

Smog forces Paris to make public transport free (France)

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The city of Paris is reportedly facing its worst air pollution for a decade as officials made public transport free for the second day running to encourage people to not use their cars.

The Airparif agency measured the levels of pollution on Wednesday and said that the city was suffering the worst winter air quality for at least 10 years.

Authorities said that only drivers with odd-numbered registration plates could drive in the capital region on Wednesday.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Dec 2016

Call for speakers for Future of Transportation conference

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The Future of Transportation world conference, which is being held in Cologne (Germany) from 5-7 July 2017, has launched a call for speakers.

The goal of the conference is to bring together those devising better solutions for the increasingly demanding challenge of providing safe, efficient, sustainable transport for the world in 2030 and beyond.