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.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 04 Feb 2021

Autonomous shuttle trial in Gothenburg

January 2021 saw the launch of a new autonomous public transport service in Gothenburg. It concerns a trial involving autonomous electric shuttles, which carry eight passengers along a 1.8km route in the Swedish city.

The service, which is integrated in the public transport network, will serve the Lindholmen Industrial and Science park – a 4km squared former shipyard that now features offices, residential and university buildings and parking lots. The service will operate during office hours from Monday to Friday during a four-and-a-half-month period.

By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 01 Feb 2021
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By Angelo Meuleman / Updated: 16 Feb 2021
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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 Jan 2021
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 08 Dec 2022

Busworld Europe 2023

Busworld Europe is one of the largest and most renowned bus and coach exhibitions in the world. The next edition of Busworld Europe will take place in Brussels from 7 to 12 October 2023, when the event will also be celebrating its 50th birthday!!

Busworld was established in 1971 and was held every 2 years in Kortrijk (Belgium) until 2017. Over the years Busworld Europe has grown into the largest and most renowned bus and coach exhibition in the world.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 08 Mar 2021
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 16 Dec 2020

Stops on demand for women and minors in all night interurban bus lines Madrid

The Community of Madrid has introduced on-demand bus stops for women and minors on all city nightline buses. The pioneering initiative makes it possible to for women and children under 18 years of age to request a stop at any point along the route within the urban area.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Dec 2020

Thessaloniki SUMP: a successful SUMP drafted in times of economic uncertainty, six years on.

Situated in the heart of the Thermaic Gulf, Thessaloniki is home to a population of over one million people and is surrounded by 14 municipalities.

In 2014, during a period of economic uncertainty, Thessaloniki implemented its metropolitan Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). Six years on, the Transport Authority is trying to view the pandemic as an opportunity to encourage the use of sustainable transport.