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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 Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

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

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.

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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.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 21 Dec 2018
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Dec 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 6th European Conference on SUMPs, 17-18 June 2019

Planning for Sustainable and Active Cities: 17-18 June 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands

The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Dec 2018

UK Rail Summit 2019

The UK has the fastest growing railway in Europe with one of the best safety records. It is a UK success story but recent challenges in catering for continual growth has resulted in criticism from passengers and politicians, with calls for renationalisation. The organisational structure of the UK's railways is no longer working. Rail needs a new guiding mind. Secretary of State Chris Grayling has ordered a "root and branch" review.

The 2019 summit will tackle themes challenging the industry including:

By rswa178 / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

New fact sheets detail mobility innovations in five European cities

A set of fact sheets have been launched that showcase innovative mobility measures currently being implemented in Madrid (Spain), Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria), Stockholm (Sweden), and Turku (Finland). They have been produced as part of the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 10 Dec 2018

Luxembourg to make public transport free

Luxembourg is planning to make all modes of public transport free to use. Xavier Bettel, leader of the country’s recently re-elected government, has pledged to remove fares on buses, trains and trams from the beginning of the summer of 2019. This follows Estonia's decision to make it possible for its counties to make public transport free to use.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 10 Jul 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 04 Dec 2018

Covenant of Mayors webinar - Financing sustainable mobility

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy are hosting a webinar on financing sustainable mobility. If you're a city, region or province aiming to contribute towards the fight against climate change or air pollution through sustainable mobility, this webinar will offer a broad insight into the tools you need to employ. Alternatively, if you're a local authority already implementing activities on sustainable mobility, attend the webinar to learn more about financial tools and solutions.