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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: 22 Mar 2017

1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving

The high-level conference will be held in Brussels on the 3rd and 4th April 2017. Major road transport stakeholders – automotive and telecom industry, users, road operators, public transport operators, regulators, research centres, universities and representatives of both EC and EU Member States – are invited to attend.

By News Editor / Updated: 21 Mar 2017

CIVITAS opens call for sponsors & exhibitors for forum conference

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The call for exhibitors and sponsors is now open!

Demonstrate your urban mobility tools, methods, and experience at the 2017 CIVITAS Forum conference, 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras (Portugal).

Deployment Day is a full day in the centre of the programme (28 September 2017) featuring exclusively an array of interactive activities and presentations. 

By News Editor / Updated: 20 Mar 2017

CIVITAS Quotes

The EU-funded CIVITAS Initiative has enabled the implementation of more than 600 sustainable mobility measures in more than 60 cities acrosse Europe between 2002 and 2016.

Each measure has been evaluated. Relevant facts and figures have been collected and analysed by the CIVITAS WIKI project. This has resulted in a set of so-called CIVITAS quotes. Each quote includes useful and factual information. Topics vary. Some examples:

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By News Editor / Updated: 17 Mar 2017

Webinar: SUMPs & shared mobility

Growing cities, increasing mobility needs, changing demographics, poor air quality, gaps in mobility services, congestion and inefficient infrastructure use; these are common but complex challenges that require creative transport solutions.

That’s why the SHARE-North project is offering a series of webinars on shared mobility practices such as successful car-sharing, ride-sharing, bike-sharing and mobility management solutions being deployed in a range of locations – from small towns to big cities, neighbourhoods to regional business parks.

By News Editor / Updated: 14 Mar 2017

Flanders to invest over €1 bn on public transport & cycling (Belgium)

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The Flemish government will invest more than € 1.1 billion in public transport (€ 816 million) and the extension of the cycling network (€ 300 million), the Flemish Minister of Public Works said last month.

By the end of the legislature, the Flemish government wants to invest a total of € 5.8 billion in mobility projects, including € 3.4 billion in alternatives to road transport. 

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Mar 2017

Transport Research Arena 2018

TRA 2018 is an arena for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy.

Together they will share and discuss new ideas, research results, technological solutions and new business models. Together they will experience and shape the future of transport and mobility for people and goods.

Key focus areas will be:

By News Editor / Updated: 06 Mar 2017

Using tram infrastrucure to re-charge e-buses in Oberhausen (Germany)

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The public transport operator of German city Oberhausen operates two e-bus lines, each with a battery bus: one e-bus being charged from a sub-station of the tram (the charger with an output of 200 kW is located in the substation, it could therefore also charge other buses), the other one taking energy directly from the contact line. Monitoring and evaluation of these real-data demonstrations will contribute to the use-case implementation as well as technology, business-case and development schemes assessment in the project.

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Feb 2017

EIB to fund BRT for Las Palmas (Spain)

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a € 50m loan with the municipality of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain) and municipal transport company, Guaguas, for new bus rapid transit (BRT) infrastructure.

The loan has an Investment Plan for Europe guarantee, and work on the high-capacity line will begin over the next quarter, with the aim of building 11.7 km of roadway dedicated to bus transport.

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By News Editor / Updated: 08 Feb 2017

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017

This annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities.

The 15th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference will continue the tradition of offering state-of-the-art presentations, interactive workshops and sessions, interesting site visits, and new innovative elements in the programme.

By News Editor / Updated: 08 Feb 2017

2017 Polis Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

  • Call for exhibitors and sponsors opens in February
  • Call for speakers opens in March and closes in May
  • Registrations open in June
  • Polis Annual General Assembly (Polis members only): 5/12/2017
  • 2017 Polis Conference: 6-7/12/2017