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 Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Urban Mobility Index ranks 100 global cities

Arthur D Little recently released their Future of mobility 3.0 report, which considers recent societal and technological trends alongside new mobility solutions. The report also updates the Arthur D Little’s Urban Mobility Index, increasing the scope of the index to 100 cities and expanding the assessment criteria. The index scores cities using 27 indicators to assess mobility in urban areas according to ‘maturity’, ‘innovativeness’ and ‘performance’.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 16 Apr 2018
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 18 Apr 2018
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Apr 2018
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 04 Apr 2018

SPACE project puts public transport at the centre of autonomous vehicles revolution

UITP recently launched its new project Shared Personalised Autonomous Connected vEhicles (SPACE), which aims to put public transport at the very heart of the ongoing developments in the area of autonomous vehicles. The project brings together 45 partners from 18 countries, all of which are UITP members.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 27 Mar 2018

3,500 eco-friendly buses to hit Polish streets over the next decade

To tackle air pollution, the Polish government has announced the launch of a “Low Emission Transport fund” with PLN 5 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) funding by 2027 aimed at increasing eco-friendly vehicles on Polish streets on a large-scale. Plans are already in place to introduce 1,000 electric buses by 2020, according to Deputy Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 14 Mar 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 19 Mar 2018

Finland and Estonia plan common farecard

Last year, Finland celebrated its 100th anniversary. In Estonia, the festivities served as an opportunity to underscore 100 years of good relations with their neighbour. Celebrations, which included a concert, a photo contest and a friendly football match, extended to urban mobility: Estonia’s capital Tallinn offered Finnish citizens free public transport during two days in June.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 07 Mar 2018