Public transport priority systems could help public transport means to become more attractive to passengers. Those kinds of systems are installed at traffic lights and detect busses and trams approaching and ensure that the vehicle gets a green light when arriving at the junction. This way public transport becomes faster and more reliable, especially during high congestion hours in big urban environments.
Employment in transport is by far male dominated compared to the rest of the economy. The share of women working in the EU transport sector is only 22% while the share of women working in the entire European Union is 46%.
Most gates have been closed, revenues increased, but many problems remain, causing discomfort to the traveling public. This is in a few words the report of the first period of application of the electronic ticket in public transport in Greece.
The European Commission has attempted steady endeavors to encourage the modular move in the cargo coordination’s showcase over the most recent 10 years as a way to keep up and strengthen the landmass' monetary aggressiveness, and to decrease ozone depleting substance emanation and to achieve the goal to lessen CO2 by 80-95% beneath 1990 levels by 2050.
In 2013, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, decided after a referendum to establish free public transport exclusively for its city residents. However, according to a survey conducted in Tallinn in 2016, the city's free travel system has not discouraged the city's inhabitants from not using their car.
Promotion of clean and energy-efficient buses and available infrastructure
The European Council has recently adopted an EU directive with binding targets for zero and low emission vehicles in public procurement in all Member States. However, without the specific charging infrastructure necessary for buses, these targets cannot be achieved.
electrification does not only affect personal cars but also public transport. Recently, several cities around the world have incorporated into their transport fleets both hybrid technology and pure electric buses.
The problem of transport timetables re-scheduling refers to the adjustment of the execution times of trips. Trips, in most cases, are services that utilize the different means of transport in order to move people, and in some cases commodities, from one place to another.
The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is a single interoperable train control and command system in the European Union. It enhances cross-border interoperability, creating a seamless, EU-wide railway system. The EU Agency for Railways is the system authority for ERTMS.
European Mobility week 2018, dated within 16 and 22 September 2018, was dedicated to multimodality, the combination of different modes of transport within the same journey or for different trips. The participation hit a new record, since 2,800 towns and cities from 54 countries took part. LIFE GreenYourMove project’s awareness campaign was also performed within the European Mobility week with a number of activities.
5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPS)
The 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPS) took place on 14-15 May 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus. The conference was addressed to a wide range of potential participants comprising representatives from professional and scientific communities in the public and private sectors as well as associations and individuals, enterprises and suppliers, involved in the mobility of people. The conference was co-funded by the European Commission in cooperation with the Municipality of Nicosia and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus.
TA ten-t day event took place in Ljubjana in Slovenia on 25-27 April 2018. The event that was supported by European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, who invited Ministers, Members of the European Parliament and key stakeholders to chat over sustainable transportation, smart and safe public networks and connectivity issues.
European multimodal freight transport for better transport connectivity conference
Key transport stakeholders were invited by European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and Bulgarian Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski to a high-level conference on European Multimodal Freight Transport, at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, on 20 March 2018.
Europe on the Move: Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility
In his State of the Union address of September 2017, President Juncker set out a goal for the EU and its industries to become a world leader in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation. Building on the previous 'Europe on the Move' of May and November 2017, the Juncker Commission is today putting forward a third and final set of measures to make this a reality in the mobility sector. The objective is to allow all Europeans to benefit from safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions, while supporting the competitiveness of the EU industry.
Consumption-based and transboundary GHG emissions of C40 cities
C40’ scope is to generally support cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.
C40 cities network, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change, recently published a study investigating the consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions from 79 cities in partnership with the University of Leeds (UK) and the University of New South Wales (Australia).
CIMEC project funded from EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme deals with Cooperative ITS for Mobility in European cities. Its primary aims are to understand potential benefits and impacts of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) on urban environments, since most of the work to date has been focused heavily on the highways context.
Brief presentation of EU Strategy for Low – Emission Mobility
The European Commission published the European Strategy for low-emission mobility 7 months ago with the aim to modernise EU economy, reduce emissions from transport sector and meet EU’s commitments under the Paris Agreement.
The strategy sets clear and fair guiding principles to Member States to prepare for the future and shift to low-emission mobility in terms of carbon and air pollutants.
Air pollution is a worldwide problem crossing national borders. It is a matter of international concern; though, governmental and public authorities at all levels should take advantage of Commission’s help in order to take action and make each one of us alert when it comes to adopt green technologies or make use of public transport or adopt an alternative methodology in the agriculture sector.
Prediction is a useful tool for engineers and transportation companies. Rolling stock maintenance is one of the most important pillars in railways. Good fleet maintenance helps a railway company to improve the fleet availability and reduce problems in services and supply of goods.
According to the UIC and IEA, the transportation sector is responsible for almost 23% of CO2 emissions worldwide. That problem is does not only apply in environmental issues, but it also affects transportation costs.
Good news from Hellenic region. TRAINOSE announced in Thessaloniki International Fair that plans to implement a new type of “smart ticket” for reducing paper waste in ticketing procedures. This is going to happen with implementation of a new electronic – non printable ticket.