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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.

By News Editor / Updated: 16 May 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 12 May 2017

Lisbon announces new public transport plans (Portugal)

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Lisbon's municipal transport company, Carris, has revealed a raft of improvements to the city's public transport network that it is seeking to implement over 2017-19. These are based on a list of 12 key strategic priorities.  

An important element of the proposed measures is the creation of two new lines on the city's electric tram network. These would run between between Entrecampos and Alta de Lisboa and Santa Apolónia and Gare do Oriente. Two viability studies will be carried out to ascertain the viability of these routes.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 May 2017
By VM / Updated: 02 May 2017

Forum mobility

This FORUM organized by the association "FOR URBAN PASSION" is held on May 11, in BOZAR.

The theme "New Use <> New Move. Land Use & Mobility" will open the page of the city by 2030.

This prospective look will be based on the findings: what is moving in our lives (work, housing, habits of consumption, etc.) and how we have already changed our ways of moving (electric scooter or bike, renting or sharing cars, etc.) Do these changes bode well for the city of tomorrow?

Drinks and lunch are included in the price.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 May 2017

Timișoara plans to rehabilitate, extend tram network (Romania)

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The public transport company of the Romanian City Timișoara has announced plans to rehabilitate and extend seven tram lines in the city.

Representatives from Regia Autonomă de Transport Timișoara (RATT) presented the plan as part of a strategic investment plan for 2017-2020.

The investment plan includes a broad range of proposals, including the construction of a bicycle workshop, a new dispatcher's office, modernisation of bus stations, a new intermodal transport hubs, improvements to port infrastructure and more.

By News Editor / Updated: 10 Apr 2017

Malta considers urban rail systems

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Malta's transport minister, Joe Mizzi, has indicated that urban rail systems could be the next step for the country's public transport system,

'Over the last 4 years or so, the Maltese government has adopted a new approach to transport policy, an approach designed to better manage travel demand and bring about a modal shift from cars onto public transport,' he said at this year's International Rail Forum and Conference in Prague, which was held in late March.

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By News Editor / Updated: 07 Apr 2017

Shift2Rail inundated with proposals for funding

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Europe’s Railway Research and Innovation set to receive a major boost resulting from the 2017 Shift2Rail Call for Proposals with proposed projects worth nearly € 200 million. 

In answer to its 2017 Call for Proposals, the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking received 60 proposals for a total value of € 192.8 million and a funding request of € 136.5 million, equivalent to more than twice the available funding (€ 60.8 million). 

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By News Editor / Updated: 07 Apr 2017

London to test driverless shuttle bus (UK)

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Around 100 people in London will get the opportunity to take part in the trial of a driverless shuttle bus.

The prototype bus will run along a route in Greenwich over the next three weeks.

The buses will be controlled by a computer and travel up to 16.1 km per hour, although there will be a trained person aboard who can stop the shuttle.

According to Oxbotica, the firm that developed the technology behind the shuttle, some 5 000 people had applied to take part.

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By News Editor / Updated: 06 Apr 2017

Workshop: Future of Cleaner Transport

On behalf of DG MOVE, the Transport Research and Innovation Portal (TRIP) programme is organising its fifth one-day stakeholder workshop which will take place in Brussels on Wednesday 3 May 2017. 

The workshop is aimed at senior researchers and consultants, policy makers, planners and other stakeholders with an interest in the future of cleaner transport. 

By News Editor / Updated: 04 Apr 2017

Commission launches competition for young transport innovators

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The European Commission this week launched the European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017, a new award offered to young transport innovators for creative solutions for goods and services that will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions in transport.

The solutions can be the result of research, can be in any transport mode, and in many different sectors linked to transport, such as solutions in healthcare, retail or food sectors. The key word is innovation.