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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: 14 Nov 2016

Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

The European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is hosting a conference in Brussels on 18-19 January 2017: "Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place".

By News Editor / Updated: 10 Nov 2016

Sustainable transport critical to achieve SDGs - new report

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Investing in more sustainable and greener transport systems is critical to drive forward social and economic developments that will help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, a new reports says.

The report, Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development, was produced by an expert panel appointed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2014.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Nov 2016

Decarbonising Transport: Smart Mobility Innovation for Sustainable Cities

The "Decarbonising Transport: Smart Mobility Innovation for Sustainable Cities" conference will bring together innovation experts from cities, industry, research and civil society to explore smart mobility innovation strategies and their contribution to the systemic decarbonisation of European transport and cities. In a focused and hands-on dialogue of stakeholders, it will translate this discussion into a set of practical recommendations for action at European and global level.
 
By News Editor / Updated: 08 Nov 2016

Daugavpils gives pensioners free public transport (Latvia)

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The city of Daugavpils in Latvia is to follow in the footsteps of the capital Riga and provide pensioners with free public transport.

The measure is set to be introduced from next year and will cost € 500 000 from the municipal budget.

A journey on buses or trams currently costs 43 cents.  Older people who have reached the age of 70 can already travel free, while other pensioners travel for half price. 

From next year, all seniors will be able to travel for no cost.

By Lucia Cristea / Updated: 04 Nov 2016

Carpooling as part of an integrated transport system in Toulouse (France)

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As one of France’s most attractive cities, Toulouse has seen an increase of 200 000 inhabitants over the last 10 years, taking the populous to 1.2 million. With this in mind, there are expected to be 500 000 additional daily journeys in the next 10 years. In response to this growing demand for travel, SMTC-Tisseo transport authority has undertaken a ‘Mobilities 2025-2030 project’ with three major goals:

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Oct 2016

Public Transport Fares Toolkit

The Public Transport Fares Toolkit is part of the public transport toolkit suite, including the Urban Bus Toolkit and the Passenger Transport ITS Toolkit.

These toolkits are part of the much more extensive library of reference and capacity building resources which have been prepared by the World Bank for policymakers and senior technical managers in urban transport.

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By News Editor / Updated: 03 Nov 2016

Passenger Transport ITS Toolkit

The Passenger Transport ITS Toolkit is part of a public transport toolkit suite, including the Urban Bus Toolkit and the Public Transport Fares Toolkit.

These toolkits are part of the much more extensive library of reference and capacity-building resources which have been prepared by the World Bank for policymakers and senior technical managers in urban transport.

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By News Editor / Updated: 31 Oct 2016

Netherlands to run all trains on renewable energy

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Dutch Railways (NS) has announced that from 2017 all electric trains running on the Netherlands railway network will power from renewable sources.

According to the International Railway Journal, NS made the announcement during the Dutch national climate conference in Rotterdam, and called upon companies and passengers to make their mobility cleaner and more sustainable.

The move will affect both passenger and freight operators as the entire Dutch railway sector purchases traction energy collectively.

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By News Editor / Updated: 31 Oct 2016

COP22 Transport Day

The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) and the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) will be held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016.           

On 13 November, the PPMC is organising a Transport Day at COP22. The objectives of the Transport Day are to:

By News Editor / Updated: 28 Oct 2016

Kraków launches first car-sharing service (Poland)

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The city of Kraków has launched its first car-sharing service where people can rent cars by the minute.

Traficar, which was rolled out at the beginning of the October, is a service that is accessible by smartphone and allows vehicles to be booked at any time.

The service provides two tariffs for customers: one that counts the minutes the car has been in use, and the other measures the distance the cars travel.

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