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25 September 2017

Green Fund, Greece

The Green Fund, in the framework of financing greek beneficiaries implementing LIFE projects, on 23/07/2017 took the decision to co-finance GreenYourMove project with the amount of 25.000 Euro.
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31 million increase in public transport journeys in Ireland

The number of journeys on subsidized public transport and commercial bus services has increased by almost 31 million since 2013, according to figures released by the National Transport Authority of Ireland.
​In 2013, there were 210 million passengers on subsidised Public Service Obligation (PSO) services, while in 2016, that number went up to 236 million.
​“The figures we are publishing today are an indication that there is a clear demand for an efficient and reliable public transport service,” said Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority.
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European Green Capital competitions

Local governments across Europe are invited to apply for the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award 2020 and the European Green Leaf Awards 2019. The closing date for applications is 18 October 2017.
​For the first time, winners will receive benefit from financial support for their environmental programmes  and initiatives. The winner of the European Green Capital Award  - open to cities with over 100,000 inhabitants  -  will receive €350,000, whilst the European Green Leaf Award winner will gain €75,000. The Green Leaf Award is for is for smaller cities and towns with 20,000-100,000 inhabitants.
​EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Mr Karmenu Vella said that: “The European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards are becoming increasingly important as we strive to manage our cities and towns against the challenges of population growth, pressure on resources and our responsibilities to manage climate change. European Green Capitals and Green Leafs provide vital inspiration and motivation to help other cities find solutions, on both a European and a global stage.”
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Funds for CIVITAS National Networks (CIVINETs)

CIVINET is a group of city networks that promote the CIVITAS approach at a local level, overcoming language and contextual barriers for local authorities and organisations interested in urban sustainable mobility. Members exchange information in their own language working together to engage with the European Union and national governments, about transport policy issues, legislation, regulations, and funding.

How a transport plan in London is tackling public health issues (UK)

In response to public health challenges facing the city, London introduced a Transport Action Plan in 2014.  Developed by a Public Health Consultant working in Transport for London (TfL), the city's transport authority, it outlines transport-related measures for improving the health of Londoners. The Plan sets out 10 action points related to TfL's 'business as usual' processes that, if undertaken, should help TfL respond to public health challenges. The Healthy Streets Approach contained within the Plan is crucial: this seeks to increase active mobility levels and in turn reduce the incidence of diseases and conditions linked to or exacerbated by physical inactivity, such as Type 2 Diabetes. The Plan was first adopted in 2014 and is being implemented until the end of 2017.

5 years of dispatcher workplace of Prague Integrated Transport

The dispatcher workplace of Prague Integrated Transport has been in operation since June 2012. Its operator is a contributory organization of City of Prague ROPID (Regional Manager of Prague Integrated Transport).
The main task of the dispatching centre is to monitor the operation of the routes of the carriers involved in the Prague Integrated Transport System (PID), to supervise the adherence to the timetables and to ensure the mutual guaranteed connections so that the passengers get where they need and on time.
Seven dispatchers in two shifts track more than 2,600 vehicles of nineteen transport companies. In addition to (over a thousand) buses, there are also trains and ferries.