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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 rswa178 / Updated: 06 Aug 2019

The Story of Turin's Transformative SUMP

As the home of Fiat, Turin was long known as Italy's motor city. However, it is now making its mobility name in a different way and its SUMP sits at the heart of this transformation.

This video tells the story of its impact and what the future holds for Italy's third-largest city. Turin is a partner city in the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 24 Jul 2019

Action Plan for Sustainable Mobility in Madeira approved

An Action Plan for Sustainable Mobility in the Autonomous Region of Madeira (PAMUS RAM) was approved at the end of June.

The plan is vital to efforts to transition towards clean, inclusive and safe transport in the Portuguese region.

It provides the Regional Government with an instrument that links the short-, medium- and long-term action strategy for the development of infrastructure and transport of the RAM, improving accessibility throughout its territory and providing more sustainable mobility and transport to residents and visitors.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 23 Jul 2019
By Joe Gomersall / Updated: 22 Jul 2019
By Joe Gomersall / Updated: 19 Jul 2019

BulTrans-2019

BulTrans ‘s yearly conferences began in 2009 and have grown rapidly to become the most prestigious convention for rail, road and air transport in Bulgaria. The increasing audience of professionals and their efforts the expand the awareness of the conference are vividly show by the increasing international interest every year.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 26 Jun 2019

Malta launches new public transport on-demand service

Malta Public Transport has launched a new public transport on-demand service; TD Plus. It allows passengers to book a seat using a mobile app, choosing their own time and location of pick-up and drop-off from selected bus stops.

The new service currently runs as a pilot project and is designed to provide greater flexibility, more comfort and added value for passengers - while saving time.

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By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 17 Jun 2019

Tallinn and Helsinki to be connected by a 20-minutes train connection

The Finnish Government has announced the construction of a 103-kilometre tunnel that will connect Finland to Estonia, which will allow people to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn in only 20 minutes.

Currently, it takes two hours to travel between the two capital cities. At the moment, the journey can only be done via ferries across the Gulf of Finland. On some days, however, the ferries do not operate due to adverse weather conditions. Thanks to the rail connection, travel times will be significantly shorter, and journeys will become more reliable.

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By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 14 Jun 2019

Policy & Project Manager

Polis is looking for an experienced policy & project manager who will be employed on a full-time long-term contract. The policy and project manager will coordinate Polis’ policy and advocacy activities and will manage European-funded projects in the field of sustainable urban mobility and transport innovation. Apply until 17 June.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Slovenia launches integrated public transport nation-wide

From the start of June 2019, Slovenia boasts an improved public transport offering. This follows the national government’s decision of April 2019 to introduce a new integrated system of public transport for passengers. This decree introduced significant improvements in terms of ticketing and public transport provision.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 06 Jun 2019

London Underground to use passengers' Wi-Fi data to improve services

In 2016, an innovative pilot that collected depersonalised Wi-Fi data from customers on London Underground demonstrated how technology could be used to reduce overcrowding and prioritise transport investment. The trial was undertaken by Transport for London (TfL), which is responsible for transport in the UK capital.   

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