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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: 15 Aug 2018

Local decision makers: join the CIVITAS Politicians' Forum to exchange on urban mobility with peers

Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum being held at the CIVITAS Forum in Umeå.

Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September 2018, the meeting will gather senior officials from local authorities across Europe who are leading the way in advancing sustainable urban mobility.

Panel discussions and conversation tables give delegates the chance to interact and exchange experiences with fellow politicians on this year's meeting topic - “Citizens' involvement, urban mobility, and politics”.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 09 Aug 2018

SPICE Webinar: innovative mobility solutions by applying new procurement approaches

SPICE is a Horizon 2020 supported Coordination and Support Action (CSA), with a focus on sharing knowledge and experiences on procurement of innovative solutions in the transport sector. In this final webinar, the SPICE team will disclose the key findings of the project.

Who Should Attend

  • Public procurers from different authorities such as national, regional and city administrators
  • Consultancies working in the field of public procurement
  • Universities and researchers

Agenda

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Bombardier and Île-de-France Mobilités modernise commuter trains in Paris

Paris commuters to benefit from modernised trains in an effort to manage urban congestion.

Rail technology company, Bombardier Transportation, has received an order for 36 Francilien train sets from the French national railway corporation, SNCF, on behalf of the Greater Paris public transport authority, Île-de-France Mobilités.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Madrid launches its new mobile application for shared mobility, Maas Madrid.

The Municipal Transport Company (EMT) of Madrid has launched a new mobile application for shared mobility, Maas Madrid. The application for mobile devices, MaaS Madrid, went “live” in late July and offers combined information of public transport with new complementary services of shared mobility. It brings all the mobility service providers in Madrid into a single tool, thus providing users one point of contact for different ways of moving around the city in a manner that respects the environment.

Information on transport options

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By rswa178 / Updated: 30 Aug 2018
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

European Week of Regions and Cities 2018

The 2018 European Week of Regions and Cities offers the opportunity for local and city-level governments to showcase their capacity to stimulate economic growth, facilitate job creation and successfully engage in EU cross-border cooperation.

The week will comprise of over 100 workshops, debates and exhibitions, as well as providing the opportunity to network. The event welcomes 6,000 participants every year, including regional decision-makers, policy experts, researchers, private company representatives and journalists.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 02 Aug 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 30 Jul 2018

Norwegian government prioritises public transport

 

In a new action plan, the Norwegian government has identified public transport as the main solution for delivering flexible and accessible mobility. The action plan on public transport follows on from Norway’s National Transport Plan for 2018-2029. It covers nine urban areas in the country, and sets out how public transport should be developed to reduce pollution and congestion.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 30 Jul 2018

Vienna trains operators for driverless buses

 

Starting in autumn 2018, Viennese public transport operator “Wiener Linien” will start its first on-road tests of driverless buses in the city development area of “Seestadt Aspern”. By spring 2019, if the tests go well, driverless buses will be used to provide a regular service to passengers.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

1st Meeting of the Cities of Free Transport

More and more cities in Europe have taken the decision to provide free public transport for residents - or are currently trialling such a scheme. 

This meeting in Dunkirk on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 September 2018, offers a focal point for city municipalities and all stakeholders with an interest in the initiatives.

With a range of speakers from European cities - and further afield, the meeting presents an opportunity to network and share experiences.