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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 Youris.com / Updated: 19 Jan 2018

A smart city means an inclusive city


If a city is to be really intelligent, its priority needs to be on promoting equitable and affordable social infrastructure for all. And that includes people with disabilities.

Like every year, December 3 2017 was United Nations sanctioned International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). The aim was to increase public awareness of the conditions of disabled people and, at the same time, to celebrate their achievements and contributions. IDPwD has been supported by the Australian Government since 1996 and today it’s celebrated all around the world.

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By News Editor / Updated: 30 Nov 2016

Sustainable mobility, energy and innovation

PubAffairs Bruxelles is pleased to invite you to participate in an evening discussion about the challenges of sustainable mobility and the path towards a low-emission transport system in the EU.

Mr Nikolaus von Peter, member of the cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc, will hold a keynote speech.

The first panel debate will concern urban and electric mobility with our distinguished speakers:

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Maintenance and asset management

Maintenance has always been a significant cost driver, the “invisible” guarantee for reliability and quality of service. Assets deteriorate over time and if you do not maintain, you will deteriorate your service, loose quality, loose customers and in the end lose your assets.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Public transport and mega events

Cities are the theatre of a growing number of mega events: sport competitions, concerts, cultural festivals, religious pilgrimages and business conventions, to name just a few. Such events are catalysts for city improvement and public transport is an essential ingredient for their success.

While mega events represent an opportunity to showcase its strengths, they are also a test for public transport. Poor performance, delays or even accidents can affect not only the course of the event but also the image of public transport and of the city.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Emergency preparedness and crisis management

Public transport networks are susceptible to a range of incidents, which can impact service and need to be prepared for and managed. From accidents to weather events to terrorist attacks, incidents can range from the relatively minor localised routine emergency to the full scale crisis and everything in between. 

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Good practices for tendering of conventional rail services

Do you want to know what are the ingredients for successful tendering? 

Targeted at competent organising authorities at the regional and national level, but also all rail stakeholders and professionals from Europe, this workshop will serve as a discussion and knowledge platform between passenger rail operators and authorities on how to support operator initiative and potentially attract private investment capital.

Good practice examples from France and EU Member States will be presented during the workshop.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016


PlugBoat, as the World Electric & Hybrid Boat Summit, aims at providing a premier & high quality global platform to foster exchange of views and development of synergies between players in the field of electric & hybrid boats for coastal & inland water transportation as well as leisure.

The third edition will take place in the fall of 2017. Date and place TBC.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Developing urban rail transport

The upcoming Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union will organise – with the support of UNIFE, UITP, EUROCITIES and POLIS – a European seminar on:

Developing urban rail transport: Environmental performances and financing solutions

By News Editor / Updated: 24 Nov 2016

New cross-city rail link completed in Dublin (Ireland)


The city of Dublin has opened a new commuter rail line following the completion of a major upgrade project.

The new cross-city passenger service, launched on Monday, runs on an existing 139-year-old line that was formerly only used by freight trains and empty passenger trains.

The new line provides travellers with a direct connection between the central business district, and stations in south-west Dublin and north Kildare.

By News Editor / Updated: 03 May 2017

4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is the principal annual event enabling an international community of practitioners, policy makers, city staff and academics from across Europe to come together to debate key issues, highlight developments in mobility planning and exchange ideas and experience.