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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 Ella Andrew / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

Zero emission cities: exchange of best-practices between EU cities and regions

Over 200 EU cities and regions have low emission zones (LEZ) in place, restricting access to their territory to certain vehicles in order to improve air quality. Yet, road transport is still a major cause of air pollution, causing thousands of premature deaths and serious illnesses in EU cities.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 22 Feb 2019

ITS World Congress

The 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress is the world’s leading transport technology congress and will arrive at the shores of Singapore from 21 – 25 October 2019. This year the theme is 'Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities'.

The 2019 Congress aims to deliver a comprehensive five-day programme centred around eight broad themes:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 15 May 2019

ITS European Congress

One of the largest events entirely dedicated to smart mobility and digitalisation of transport is organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe.

The event will include:

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 15 Jan 2019

Free public transport services for students in Bucharest

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According to a Bucharest City Hall project that was approved at the General Council of Bucharest (CGMB) meeting held on 12 December 2018, students in Bucharest up to 18 years of age could travel free of charge with over-ground public transport means run by STB (formerly RATB) in the Romanian capital, Bucharest.

Free local public passenger transport is expected to be provided for all students in accredited/licensed pre-university education who attend the courses of an educational institution in the city of Bucharest, as quoted in the project.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

EU Sustainable Energy Week

This year, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is returning for its fourteenth edition. EUSEW is dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe and this year’s theme is 'Shaping Europe’s energy future'.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 to focus on shaping Europe's energy future

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Since 2006, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) has been recognising innovations and supporting the movement towards a low-carbon future, and this year it is returning with the theme: 'Shaping Europe's energy future'.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

Payment for urban travel is increasingly digital

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Digital technology is giving rise to new urban mobility solutions. One such technology is digital payments, which has experienced huge growth in recent years. Whether it is paying for parking, public transport, bike share, fuel or a highway toll - digital payments reduce delays and provide real-time visibility, helping to increase the efficiency of urban transport systems and improve the customer experience. 

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

New BlackBerry service aims to support the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems

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BlackBerry Limited recently announced a Security Credential Management System (SCMS) service to try and help the private and public sectors come together and accelerate the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The SCMS service will be available to automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots, providing a mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a trustworthy and private manner using digital certificates.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 02 Jan 2019

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

Accelerating investments into sustainable energy and climate adaptation are important to ensure a climate-neutral Europe in the long-term and prepare our cities and regions for the threats and risks of climate change already known today.

This event, run by the Covenant of Mayors, presents 30 successful projects in six thematic parallel strands of dedicated interactive workshops featuring:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 02 Jan 2019

The future of mobility in small and medium-sized cities: reconciling public transport and new mobility services

This event, organised by UITP, invites commercial passenger transport operators, mobility platforms and travel information providers to discuss the future of mobility in small and medium-sized cities around Europe, together with public transport authorities and operators.