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 ChloeMispelon / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Manchester SUMP: a user centric and ambitious approach setting the path for the next 20 years

The Transport Strategy 2040, from Greater Manchester (GM) Authority sets a mutually supportive transport and spatial policy framework to effectively accommodate growth to 2040, to meet GM’s aims of economic and social policy. GM’s Transport Vision strives for world-class connections that are not an end unto themselves, but a means to achieve wider policy goals of long-term, sustainable economic growth and access to opportunity for all.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Great awards for great cities: does your city have what it takes?

The European Commission recognises cities that take bold measures to tackle environmental and social challenges with City Awards.  

These prestigious awards promote and reward the efforts that individual cities make in a wide range of areas from fair and ethical trade, accessibility, environmental sustainability and transport, tourism, to innovation and tackling cultural challenges.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 04 Jun 2018

Estonia moves toward free public transport


On the basis of the success of free public transport in its capital Tallinn over the last five years, Estonia plans to extend free public transport to the entire country. In Tallinn, the transport conditions changed as a result of a combination of free public transport and an increase in parking fees.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 23 May 2018

Smart City for the Citizens 2018: Urban Mobility

The smart city conference "Smart City for the Citizens 2018: Urban Mobility" will take place on May 31, 2018 in the Estonian National Museum, Tartu.

The Estonian Smart City Cluster is designed to create an innovative environment in cities which will boost the competitive ability of companies by bringing together businesses, citizens, public authorities, R&D institutes and structures that support innovation. The activities of the cluster are being co-financed from 2015-2018 by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 21 May 2018

Self-driving bus launched in Gothenburg


An autonomous bus is now available for the public to use, in a 4 week trial carried out at the Chalmers University of Technology campus in Gothenburg. The bus is available to the public between the main entrance of the University and the University's Library. 

The project, which is led by RISE, is part of the Swedish Government's ‘Next Generation Travel and Transport' programme and is partly funded by Vinnovo. It is the second project of its kind in Sweden this year, with driverless buses introduced in Stockholm in January.

By rswa178 / Updated: 08 May 2018
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 08 May 2018

“Ticketless” access to Milan’s subway and other potential tariff reforms

From June 2018, passengers and commuters through the Metro in Milan will be able to pay for their journey using their credit card wirelessly.  Azienda Trasporti Milanesi SpA (ATM), the main public transport provider in Milan recently announced that initially, in each station there will only be one turnstile equipped with the software to read cards, as the service will be experimental in the first phase.

By coroyannakis51 / Updated: 01 May 2018

Surveying tourists: an insight into Madeira on-field evaluation activities

What exactly do we know about tourist’s mobility behaviour? To give an answer to this query, Horários do Funchal has performed, during last summer, two evaluation campaigns simultaneously at the airport and port of Madeira. Results are already available and provide the baseline for the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project and food for thought for integrated planning

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 30 Apr 2018

Bike-sharing system implemented in Banja Luka


With two bike-share systems (in Sarajevo and Tuzla) having already been introduced in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as of March 30th the city of Banja Luka was the third to see such a development. The ‘BL bike’ system involves a total of 30 bicycles and four bike-sharing terminals across the city, which are financed by Banja Luka city administration. The aim of the scheme is to replace the use of cars for city centre journeys. There are plans to expand the scheme to an additional two locations at a later date.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 25 Apr 2018

“Dial-a-bus” meets “Mobility 4.0”

The first dial-a-bus service in Germany was launched in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance 40 years ago. It was the only one with a fully flexible operation in Germany. Since 1977/78, flexible services have been established in various forms. Today, they are reaching their next level of development: called “Shared Mobility” or “Pooling-on-Demand”. For this reason, the Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg (NVBW) is going to celebrate the 40th anniversary and invites you to come to Friedrichshafen.