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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.

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.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 Apr 2020

Webinar: IT support to public transport during the COVID-19 crisis

This webinar is organised in the framework of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. It aims to discuss IT support to sustain the public transport business through the pandemic situation. 
It will address:

  • IT support to prepare during the early phase of the crisis
  • Facilitation of business processes adapted during the crisis
  • Considerations for the recovery phase

Andrea Soehnchen, Security Expert at UITP, has been confirmed as speaker. Other speakers will be announced soon.

By Sofia Pechin / Updated: 16 Mar 2020

Sibiu will modernise its public transport using EU funds

The Romanian city of Sibiu has recently signed an agreement that will release funds to support the development of its public transport system.

On 5 March, the mayor of Sibiu signed a financing agreement with the EU that will release funds to the city to support a project in the context of the area's Regional Operational Programme through which EU regional funding is distributed. The main objective of the project is to increase the quality and attractiveness of public transport to offer a more viable and cleaner alternative to travelling around the city.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 19 Mar 2020

Fluidtime Symposium

Please note that this event was due to take place in May 2020 and has been postponed. For more information and the most recent updates, please visit the event website.

This is a unique opportunity to get to know MaaS experiences and ideas from 16 participating cities and regions. Whether rural regions in the Netherlands, small towns in Switzerland or urban metropolises such as Paris or Vienna – participants can decide in each session which ecosystem they want to get to know better.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 11 Mar 2020
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 09 Mar 2020

Luxembourg is the first country with free public transport

Most people using public transport anywhere in Luxembourg, no longer need to pay.

Luxembourg's plans to provide free public transport entered into force from the beginning of March 2020. On 29 February, the country stopped charging standard fares for travel on its trains, trams and buses. Beforehand, people needed to pay about €400 for an annual ticket; today they can travel for free. However, those wanting to travel first class still need to pay €660 for an annual ticket.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 26 Feb 2020

International Leaders in Urban Transportation Council

The International Leaders in Urban Transportation Council is a brand new event that aims to highlight public transport best practice from all over the world and advocate for sustainable mobility. It is a successor event to the annual Moscow Expert Transport Council, which has taken place in Moscow for each of the last five years. It will take place in Moscow between 13 and 17 May 2020.

By cnebusi / Updated: 18 Feb 2020
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 03 Feb 2020

Public transport in Bucharest compares well to that in other EU capitals

A recent report by Greenpeace Romania analysed sustainable mobility in Bucharest compared to that in other European cities. The new report compared transport in the Romanian capital with that of other European cities, as they had been scored in Greenpeace's 2018 report "Living. Moving. Breathing".

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 Feb 2020

Low-Carbon Mobility: Making Modal Shift Desirable

UIC actively promotes at international level a multimodal vision shared with public transport and supply chain stakeholders.

Based on its members' expertise, UIC is developing the technical enablers to transform this concept into reality. In order to share the initiatives already taken and to find the ways to make modal shift desirable, UIC is hosting a one-day conference on 13 February 2020 in Brussels. It will also be an occasion rediscover an unexpected advantage inherent to railway, the virtue of frugality.

The event is free to attend.