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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.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 26 Jun 2019

Malta launches new public transport on-demand service

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Malta Public Transport has launched a new public transport on-demand service; TD Plus. It allows passengers to book a seat using a mobile app, choosing their own time and location of pick-up and drop-off from selected bus stops.

The new service currently runs as a pilot project and is designed to provide greater flexibility, more comfort and added value for passengers - while saving time.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 17 Jun 2019

Tallinn and Helsinki to be connected by a 20-minutes train connection

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The Finnish Government has announced the construction of a 103-kilometre tunnel that will connect Finland to Estonia, which will allow people to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn in only 20 minutes.

Currently, it takes two hours to travel between the two capital cities. At the moment, the journey can only be done via ferries across the Gulf of Finland. On some days, however, the ferries do not operate due to adverse weather conditions. Thanks to the rail connection, travel times will be significantly shorter, and journeys will become more reliable.

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 14 Jun 2019

Policy & Project Manager

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Polis is looking for an experienced policy & project manager who will be employed on a full-time long-term contract. The policy and project manager will coordinate Polis’ policy and advocacy activities and will manage European-funded projects in the field of sustainable urban mobility and transport innovation. Apply until 17 June.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Slovenia launches integrated public transport nation-wide

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From the start of June 2019, Slovenia boasts an improved public transport offering. This follows the national government’s decision of April 2019 to introduce a new integrated system of public transport for passengers. This decree introduced significant improvements in terms of ticketing and public transport provision.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 06 Jun 2019

London Underground to use passengers' Wi-Fi data to improve services

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In 2016, an innovative pilot that collected depersonalised Wi-Fi data from customers on London Underground demonstrated how technology could be used to reduce overcrowding and prioritise transport investment. The trial was undertaken by Transport for London (TfL), which is responsible for transport in the UK capital.   

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 May 2019

Apply for the CIVITAS Awards 2019 - Europe's top sustainable mobility prizes

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The call has been launched for applications for this year's CIVITAS Awards. Towns and cities are invited to apply by 19 July 2019 to be in with a chance of winning Europe's most prestigious prize for clean urban transport.

The Awards provide a unique platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winning towns and cities enjoy Europe-wide exposure of their work and become role models that inspire others to go for greener mobility.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 21 May 2019

Prague is exploring water trams

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Prague City Hall is exploring the idea of introducing water trams to transport people up and down the Vtlava, the river running through the Czech capital.

The City Council approved calls for a study to show how the project could be implemented. The proposed water tram routes would become an integral part of Prague’s transport system and complement the current ferries that connect the two banks of the river.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

CIVITAS Forum 2019 - calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors ends 31 May

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The calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors are currently open for this year's CIVITAS Forum closing 31 May 2019. For more information about the event, including the draft programme and full details on travel and accommodation, visit the event page here.

By rswa178 / Updated: 16 May 2019

CIVITAS Study Visit - Tel Aviv (Israel)

CIVITAS is organising a study site visit in the city of Tel Aviv (Israel) from 16-18 September.

Tel Aviv is currently seeking to transform its mobility habits, transitioning from cars as the main form of travel sustainable modes, such as public transport and bicycles. Within this process, the city has faced many challenges and had to devise solutions at a rapid rate.