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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 Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 18 Nov 2019
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 06 Nov 2019
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 23 Oct 2019

Public transport in Spanish city of Ontinyent will be free from 2020

The mayor of Ontinyent, Jorge Rodriguez, has announced that all urban transport in the city will become free of charge from 1 January 2020. This is a pioneering measure in cities of more than 30,000 inhabitants in Spain. The announcement coincides with the completion of the current contract for urban transport service.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 23 Oct 2019
By rswa178 / Updated: 10 Oct 2019

Europe's sustainable transport trailblazers revealed at CIVITAS Awards 2019

On 3 October at the CIVITAS Forum in Graz, the cities of Antwerp (Belgium), Bremen (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden) and Vinnytsia (Ukraine) walked away with Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean, green mobility.

These cities were the deserving recipients of this year's CIVITAS Awards. The awards were given for the most ambitious initiative, exemplary citizen engagement, creating a high-impact legacy through CIVITAS involvement, and transforming a city into a more liveable environment.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 10 Oct 2019
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 25 Sep 2019

Brussels Bus Week

During the week of 21 October 2019, UITP (International Association of Public Transport) is organising a host of dedicated events and training to bring you up to speed with the latest trends and developments in the bus and trolleybus sector.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 24 Sep 2019

City Trans Ukraine 2020

Ukraine are holding their fourth International City Trans EXPO and Conference in 2020. This is an opportunity to discover new vehicles and technologies showcased by exhibitors in the public transport and infrastructure industry. There is also a chance to learn about transport in modern cities and urban mobility through several presentations held over the course of two days. Topics will cover financing of the urban transport industry, buses and electrobuses, mobility as a service, and more.

By renskemartijnse / Updated: 05 Sep 2019

Pre-Commercial Procurement of autonomous public transport to answer Helsinki's mobility needs

Helsinki leads the largest ongoing European Pre-Commercial Procurement project in the field of urban mobility.

Six procuring authorities from around Europe provide funding to a dozen companies to develop solutions for smart systems that can operate fleets of automated shuttle buses as part of regular public transportation. The €8 million Horizon2020 project is coordinated by Forum Virium Helsinki, the non-profit innovation company of the city.

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