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18 January 2019

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018: Mixing transport modes to improve quality of life

From 16 – 22 September,  the 17th time EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK took place with the aim to improve quality of life by promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport with over 2,400 towns and cities from 50 countries.
This year’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK:  “Mix and Move!” has been defined by the multimodal transport - the mixing of transport modes within the same journey or for different trips, as 2018 has been declared the ‘Year of Multimodality’,   encouraging people to rethink the way they move about the cities, and having the willingness to try out new forms of mobility.
Local authorities that made significant efforts to promote sustainable urban mobility during the campaign could apply for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards and for the SUMP Award, which recognizes local and regional authorities for excellence in sustainable urban mobility planning.
For more information click here.

14 December 2018

Agreement on the first 'Europe on the Move' proposal: Modernising the European Electronic Toll Service

The European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional political agreement during their third trilogue on the 'European Electronic toll service' (EETS) to enhance cross-border interoperability of electronic tolls, contribute to administrative simplification and reduce fraud.

October 2018, the 8th CMDTUR 2018 conference took place in Žilina

The conference is traditionally organized by the University of Žilina, the Department of Road and Urban Transport.
The conference focuses on the issues of road, urban transport and sustainable development.
This year was held under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, based in Bratislava, the State Chamber of the Maritime Economy and the Slovak-Polish Chamber of Commerce.
The CMDTUR is a forum for meetings, mutual exchanges of views and best practices between researchers and road and urban transport experts.

4 December 2018

Sydney advances intelligent transport management system

Sydney has begun to develop an advanced transport management system, providing customers with improved real-time information and predictive technology that can reduce congestion. 
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, said the new system will help the Transport Management Centre (TMC) make faster, more informed decisions which results in more reliable passenger journeys and lower levels of congestion.

6 November 2018

€50m plan to link Paris stations as an ‘integrated hub’

Transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités has outlined a 10-point package running until 2024 to rehabilitate the urban realm around Nord and Est stations in Paris, as well as improving access between them.

The €50m programme is intended to enhance the walking routes between the two stations, which using existing streets are approximately 500 m apart. The authority points out that in total 800 000 passengers/day use the two stations, as well as Magenta station on RER Line E which is located beneath Paris-Nord. More than 200 000 passengers use the stations to interchange between different rail or metro services.