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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Commission adopts plan for €50 billion boost to European networks

The European Commission tabled on 19 October a plan which will fund €50 billion worth of investment to improve Europe's transport, energy and digital networks. The Connecting Europe Facility will finance projects which fill the missing links in Europe's energy, transport and digital backbone.
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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Decreasing fatality rate in Belgian traffic (Belgium)

The fatality rate in Belgian traffic is decreasing. In the period June 2010 to June 2011, the numbers dropped by 7.1% compared to the period June 2009 to June 2010.
In the reference period 750 fatalities were registered, 57 less than the previous period. That’s a positive long-term trend, however the downward trend has been slowing down since the beginning of 2011. The number doesn’t drop below 750 fatalities. The amount of severely injured decreases slightly and the number of lightly injured stays stabile.
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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

CO2 neutral mobility: guidelines for decision makers and transport professionals

During the conference in Milano the Co2NeuTrAlp partnership launched the final guidelines for CO2 neutral mobility: for local and regional decision makers and for transport professionals.
This publication is a result of the European project CO2NeuTrAlp – “CO2 Neutral Transport for the Alpine Space”. Between 2008 and 2011, a total of 15 partners from 5 countries and various sectors have jointly implemented 13 pilot projects to test technologies and methodologies to promote the use of renewable energy as well as energy efficiency in transport.
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By News Editor / Updated: 12 Dec 2014
By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

IBM Global Commuter Pain Survey: traffic congestion down, pain way up

A new IBM (NYSE: IBM) survey of the daily commute reveals a startling dichotomy: while the commute has become a lot more bearable over the past year, drivers’ complaints are going through the roof.
The annual global Commuter Pain Survey reveals that in a number of cities more people are taking public transport rather than driving, when compared with last year’s survey. In many cities, there were big jumps in the percentage of respondents who said that road traffic has improved either “somewhat” or “substantially” in the past three years.

A short overview of the results:
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By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Austria’s measures against particulate matter still need improvement (Austria)

Compared to other European cities the measures taken against the emergence of particulate matter (PM) in Vienna and Graz still need improvement. PM causes serious health problems especially cardiac and circulatory diseases
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By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
By News Editor / Updated: 12 Dec 2014