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21 October 2016

New software displays city bike availability on Vienna buses

Vienna has introduced new software on trams and buses that shows passengers the number of bicycles available at upcoming stops with bike-sharing terminals. The software has access to the Citybike Wien server, which allows the screens to show passenger real-time information on the number of bicycles currently available at each stop.
The technology was trialled in August and fully introduced across the city earlier this month.
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Three-month traffic restriction at Brno main railway station was ended on 9th September

Since June, the Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration was repairing platforms No 2 and 3, adjoining tracks, the catenary over these and the bridge over Špitálka Street. Repairs required financial costs amounting almost up to CZK 92 million.

17 October 2016

Training: Horizon 2020 public transport projects (submission & management)

The Horizon 2020 training programme, organised jointly by UITP (International Association of Public Transport) and D’Appolonia, provides comprehensive guidelines on how to successfully submit a proposal and manage the project within the public transport area in the Horizon 2020 programme.

Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions: 2016 Annual Polis Conference

Polis is a network of European cities and regions cooperating to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport which was founded in 1989.The 2016 Polis Conference connects transport innovation professionals who work in local and regional governments and related organisations.

5 October 2016

Real time traffic application @ Iraklio city in Crete, Greece

The new real-time mobile application for the traffic congestion in the streets of Iraklio, Crete, is now available to the public. The application was developed in the frame of the project RERUM, which is being implemented by the municipality of Iraklio in cooperation with the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), foreign Universities and companies.

Energy and Transportation in Greece

The Energy Committee of the Academy of Athens is organizing a conference entitled: “Energy and Transportation in Greece: Conditions and measures for a clean and sustainable energy in road, railway and maritime transportation”. The conference will be held on Friday October 7th, 2016, in the amphitheater of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) and the registration is free.
The main purpose of the conference is to discuss quantified data and justified proposals about the policies, the size and the kinds of energy used in the Greek Transport sector. The presentations will deal with energy resources and measures to be adopted taking into account the Greek techno-economic context and capacity along with the commitments of Greece towards the European and international regulations.
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Reykjavík, carbon neutral city by 2040

Transport is the main source of greenhouse gas emissions and is the largest challenge for the city. In the city‘s Municipal Plan 2010-2030, the goal is to change travel modes so that public transport usage rises from 4% to 12% and the ratio of pedestrians and cyclists rises from 19% to over 30% in 2030.
Reykjavík‘s goal is to increase the use of bicycles and buses as primary means of transport and to ensure that people have the chance of commuting to work on foot. With electric cars becoming more common, Reykjavík will increase the availability of charging stations. These goals are intrinsically linked to urban densification which also produces opportunities for a more efficient public transport system through the use of either light railways or a bus rapid transit system.
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GYM makes Intercity Transportation more efficient!

Passengers who want to take an intercity journey via public transport in Greece, should use either the Railway Network (TRAINOSE) or the Intercity Bus network (KTEL). 
However, neither one of those networks cover all the possible transitions from each city to another throughout the country. Thus, some journeys involve changing modes— from say a bus to a train or vice versa (co-modal travelling or co-modality). That can only happen in stations that are part of both TRAINOSE and KTEL (intermediate nodes).