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.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 23 Jan 2019

Deadline extended to join CIVITAS peer-exchange activities in 2019

As part of the CIVITAS Initiative, a broad range of peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility are set to take place in Europe and beyond in 2019.

The call to join these has been extended, with interested city representatives particularly encouraged to apply.

Hosted throughout the year, these practice-oriented learning activities enable participants to learn from cities engaging in pioneering transport initiatives and gain direct insight into how they are managing the transition towards sustainable urban mobility.

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By rutgerhuybrechts / Updated: 23 Jan 2019

European Road Safety Summer School 2019

Are you a professional dealing with road safety and mobility issues? Do you want to expand your expertise in this field and learn from other countries?

Road safety progress in the European Union has stagnated for the last four years. Only urgent measures will reduce the 500 deaths that occur on EU roads every week. The Safe System approach is internationally considered to be best practice in road safety and in the European Road Safety Summer School, we advise you on how to successfully implement this strategy in your country or region.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 23 Jan 2019
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
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 15 Jan 2019

Free public transport services for students in Bucharest

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.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 14 Jan 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 14 Jan 2019

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

 

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'.

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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

Payment for urban travel is increasingly digital

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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