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Intermodal transport refers to the use of at least two different modes of transport during one door-to-door journey. The level of integration in terms of ownership, operation or usability is an important aspect of intermodality. Improving intermodal transport requires the development of seamless integrated transport chains.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 14 May 2018

Violeta Bulc's opening speech at the 2018 European SUMP conference

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The European Commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc, opened this year’s SUMP conference on ‘Planning for multimodal cities’. Speaking via a video message, Bulc welcomed the attendees to Nicosia describing the conference as ‘maybe the most important annual conference on European urban mobility’.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 08 May 2018

The Future of Transportation World Conference

The Future of Transportation is a study and conference on the subject of 'What Next'. The conference will bring together world transportation leaders from automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, transportation authorities and city planners, rail and public transportation technology firms and operators along with inventors of new and disruptive global mobility solutions, all with the common goal of devising better solutions for the increasingly demanding challenge of providing safe, efficient, sustainable transportation for the world in 2030 and beyond.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 01 May 2018

24th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment

The International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment has been successfully reconvened for nearly 25 years, always attracting a wide international spread of delegates. It is well-established as the premier event of its type.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Urban Mobility Index ranks 100 global cities

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Arthur D Little recently released their Future of mobility 3.0 report, which considers recent societal and technological trends alongside new mobility solutions. The report also updates the Arthur D Little’s Urban Mobility Index, increasing the scope of the index to 100 cities and expanding the assessment criteria. The index scores cities using 27 indicators to assess mobility in urban areas according to ‘maturity’, ‘innovativeness’ and ‘performance’.

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By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

Shared mobility enabling MaaS in Milan’s SUMP

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The city of Milan has just adopted its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan after 3.5 years of preparation. The process involved several public consultations under the supervision of a Scientific Steering Committee. The SUMP is based on an appropriate Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and a Cost Benefit Analysis. The Plan aims at reshaping Milan’s overall mobility over the next 10 years, redefining the boundaries of the metropolitan city and serving large suburban areas.

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By Sabine Herms / Updated: 20 Mar 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 08 Mar 2018

Free movement of people: Basel tram connects Switzerland, France and Germany

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In December, the Swiss town of Basel opened a new tram track to Saint Louis in the French part of its agglomeration. Two years ago, Basel had already connected its tram network to the adjacent German town of Weil am Rhein. It is unique that an urban tram network covers three countries.

Basel’s agglomeration covers Switzerland, France and Germany, and hence, urban mobility planning should connect the three. Therefore, the opening of tram 3 to Saint Louis is an important part of agglomeration’s mobility strategy.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 08 Mar 2018
By Angelo Meuleman / Updated: 13 Feb 2018

Shared Mobility Rocks

Shared mobility on main stage! Because where does shared mobility come into its own better than on stage? The international event SHARED MOBILITY ROCKS immerses the audience in a full program of keynotes, panel discussions and jam sessions, glued together seamlessly with solid rock songs. March 21st is 100% shared mobility. Because shared mobility becomes the sound of the coming years, and of the future, and is ready to pound the doors of our mobility.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 07 Feb 2018

Aarhus commuters travel light

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The City of Aarhus has inaugurated the first part of its light rail network, the Aarhus Letbane. On 21 December, it opened the first phase the network, a 12-kilometer loop that services 12 stations. The light rail replaces existing bus lines, and thereby reduces noise and pollution. At the same time, the light rail is expected to drive urban development, thanks to a better connection between nieghbourhoods and the city.

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