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By News Editor / Updated: 17 Jan 2017

BiTiBi final conference

After three years of intensive collaboration among four European countries, the 10 partners involved in BiTiBi are pleased to host the final conference of this project.

The conference will share the encouraging results of the pilot projects and explain how the implementation of qualitative bike facilities at train stations can increase the number of train passengers and cyclists, and deliver an improvement on city traffic.

By News Editor / Updated: 30 Jan 2017

Electric Dutch trains 100% powered by wind energy


All electric Dutch trains are now 100 percent powered by electricity generated by wind energy, the Netherlands’ national railway company NS said, calling it a world first.

'Since the first of January, 100 percent of our trains are running on wind energy,' NS spokesman Ton Boon told AFP.

Dutch electricity company Eneco won a tender launched by NS two years ago and the two firms signed a 10-year deal setting January 2018 as the date by which all NS trains should run on wind energy.

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By News Editor / Updated: 20 Dec 2016

Dutch cities launch Europe’s largest e-bus fleet


Two neighbouring cities in the Netherlands last week reportedly rolled out the largest zero-emission bus fleet in Europe.

The cities of Eindhoven and Helmond introduced 43 fully electric buses onto its roads, which can fully recharge in half an hour thanks to a new bus terminal in Eindhoven that has been converted from a single diesel garage in to a garage with 43 fast-charging points.

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By News Editor / Updated: 30 Nov 2016

Netherlands to install €90m smart mobility system


The Netherlands is embarking on an ambitious project to turn some 1 250 traffic light installations into a smart mobility system to provide seamless travel guidance for drivers.

The system is being created by a partnership that includes the Dutch ministry of infrastructure and the environment, provincial and local authorities, the mobility industry and various ICT companies.

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By News Editor / Updated: 14 Nov 2016

Utrecht to invest millions in tram network (Netherlands)


The province of Utrecht in the Netherlands is to invest € 141 million to improve the accessibility of public transport for its citizens.

The money will be used to convert Utrecht’s Nieuwegein/IJsselstein fast tram to a conventional light rail line by 2020.

The work includes modernising infrastructure and replacing the ageing tram fleet with new low-floor light rail vehicles.

The improvements will make the fast tram compatible with the Uithof line - a new line linking the university with the city’s central station.

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Oct 2016

Netherlands to run all trains on renewable energy


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 Renske Martijnse / Updated: 26 Oct 2016

European Bike Sharing Conference

The European VeloCittà project invites you to join our European Bike Sharing Conference: Bike sharing: 'Recipes for Success'.

The symposium takes place in Rotterdam on Wednesday 30 November and is followed by the annual Polis Conference on 1-2 December. We expect an audience of people with a specific interest in bike sharing: city representatives as well as scholars, cycling experts and bike-share operators from around Europe.

By News Editor / Updated: 15 Nov 2016

ECOMM 2017

The main theme of ECOMM 2017 is ‘Teaming-up for liveable cities’. With this theme the ECOMM 2017 conference wants to explore how a continuous improvement in the quality of life and health in cities can be realised. By working together (public-private and cross-border), combating climate change, creating integral solutions and customising mobility services.

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Oct 2016

Utrecht purchases new electric buses (Netherlands)


The city of Utrecht has purchased the first of 10 new electric buses as part of its efforts to further green its public transport fleet.

The 12-metre electric buses will be used to create an all-electric bus line by spring 2017, replacing the existing 10 diesel buses that currently operate on Line 1 of the city’s bus service.

The purchase is a joint initiative between the Utrecht public transport bus provider, Qbuzz, the municipality, and the province.  All three have jointly invested € 4 million for the operational costs of the new buses.

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By News Editor / Updated: 02 Sep 2016

Workshop: C-ITS Use Cases

When it comes to the benefits road users will experience when cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and services will have entered European Roads, the term “use case” is frequently applied.

What is a use case, and how does it differ from other terms often used in the same context, e. g. scenario, service or application? How can use cases be described systematically, and which actor is responsible for their definition?