Collective passenger transport

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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 Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 15 Jun 2020
By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 10 Jun 2020

LOW-CARB Online Exploitation Workshop

This workshop follows LOW-CARB's final conference where project goals, outputs, impacts, & lessons will be presented.

The exploitation workshop will build on this by mobilising, networking, & matchmaking stakeholders. In the first part of the workshop participants are given the opportunity to engage with select project pilots, products, & longer-term implementations, as well as their organisers, to help further their take-up & larger-scale adoption and deployment across Central Europe, thus facilitating a cohesive transition to low-carbon mobility. They include:

By rswa178 / Updated: 08 Jun 2020

DESTINATIONS Webinar: CELSO - a system for demand-responsive public transport

This webinar from the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project presents the main components of the knowledge-based CELSO system.

CELSO helps operators adapt collective passenger transport services according to demand. It achieves by monitoring and evaluating the relevant services via an app (both for drivers and users) and a web-based programme.

Join on Wednesday 17 June, 10:30-11:30 CEST, to hear about CELSO's successful pilot in CIVITAS DESTINATIONS.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 27 May 2020
By Patrick Troy / Updated: 15 May 2020
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 15 May 2020

Tourism and transport: Commission's guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe's tourism in 2020 and beyond

The European Commission has presented a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, after months of lockdown, while respecting necessary health precautions.

The Commission's guidance aims to offer people the chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air. As soon as the health situation allows, people should be able to catch up with friends and family, in their own EU country or across borders, with all the safety and precautionary measures needed in place.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 30 Apr 2020
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.

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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.