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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: 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.

By Yannick Bousse / Updated: 24 Mar 2017

Webinar: E-bus planning with simulation tools

After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the use cases related to the webinar’s topic, the presenters from the research organisations RWTH Aachen, Fraunhofer IVI and Vrije Universiteit Brussel will show different aspects of simulation that help in the planning of e-buses.

This will include the presentation of a software-based approach to find the optimal technical configuration for the use of e-buses on different routes. These calculations are a helpful tool to build sound business cases for the long-term use of electric bus systems.

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: 05 Apr 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.