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01 Sep 2019

Public transport priority systems

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.

Source: CIVITAS

21 Aug 2019

Transport trends and issues in Czech Republic, Greece and Slovak Republic

Transport activity across Europe is high, and set to continue growing. Estimates suggest that passenger transport will increase by 42% by 2050, and freight transport by 60%.

Source: European Commission

21 Aug 2019

Women in transport

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%.

Source: European Commission

28 Jul 2019

Towards greener trains, producing zero emissions

The French company Alstom invented and manufactured the first train in the world that moves from point A to point B without emitting a single molecule of carbon dioxide!

Source: Kathimerini

24 Jul 2019

E-ticketing in Greece

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.

Source: Huffington Post

24 Jul 2019

The Concept of Co-Modality

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.

 

Edited by: LIFE GYM project team

14 Jul 2019

Free public transport: Estonia shows the way

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.

Source: Naftikachronika.gr

08 Jul 2019

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.

Source: Fleet news

01 Jul 2019

The future of buses is electric

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.

Source: Athens Transport

24 Jun 2019

Transport timetables re-scheduling

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.

 

Edited by: GreenYourMove project team

22 Nov 2018

MORE-Multi-modal Optimisation for Road-space in Europe

MORE (Multi-modal Optimisation for Road-space in Europe) is a project launched on September 1st, 2018, funded under H2020-EU.3.4. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport program. 

Source: Cordis

21 Nov 2018

European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)

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.

Source: ERTMS

21 Nov 2018

European Mobility Week 2018

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.

Source: mobilityweek.eu

21 Nov 2018

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.

Source: Eltis - The Urban mobility observatory

21 Nov 2018

Ten-T days 2018 in Ljubjana, Slovenia

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.

Source: click here.

21 Nov 2018

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.

Source: European Commission

11 Jun 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.

Source: Mobility and Transport

17 Apr 2018

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).

Source: Intelligent Transport

30 Nov 2017

Energy Union

Commission takes action for clean mobility package

The Commission took a decisive step forward in implementing the EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement for a binding domestic CO2 reduction of at least 40% till 2030.

Source: European Commission

20 Mar 2017

C-ITS Roadmap for European cities

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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.

Source: European Commission

20 Mar 2017

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.

Source: European Commission

23 Dec 2016

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.

Source: European Commission

11 Nov 2016

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.

Source: Railwaygazette

04 Nov 2016

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.

12 Oct 2016

European Train Control System is a signalling, control and train protection system designed to replace the many incompatible safety systems currently used by European railways.

Source: ALSTOM

03 Oct 2016

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. 

Source: Metaforespress.gr

18 Sep 2016

One of the most famous high speed trains worldwide are the Deutsche Bahn’s ICE trains.

Source: RailwayGazette

15 Sep 2016

In the past, a public transportation transit would require a route map, perhaps a contact via telephone with the route operator, or even a visit from the operator's agency.

08 Sep 2016

One of the biggest problems in railway industry comes from delays.

Source: RailwayGazette

31 Jul 2016

Tram-train conquers Paris

Tram-trains win another contract in European region.

Source: RailwayGazette

14 Jul 2016

Bus stops in Thessaloniki are turned into innovative libraries

In Filiro, Thessaloniki five bus stops made of stone are transformed into innovative sites for reading.

Source: LIFO

14 Jun 2016

OASA Telematics – Information about public transport in real time

Real time information about public transport is important in urban areas where thousands of citizens travel by means of transport and especially when the congestion on roads can affect their transportations and consequently every planned activity. OASA developed the OASA Telematics application, which provides real time information about the city buses in Attica prefecture.

15 May 2016

ACEPT – AIR & NO2 ICAD: Innovative tools for measuring PM and NOx in air

The increased concentration of airborne particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the atmosphere of many European cities is still a major environmental problem. Therefore, many research teams across Europe have been looking into these matters and have developed calculation models and innovative tools, in order to estimate the level of PMs and NOx in the air.

14 Apr 2016

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award – The top 10 European Cities

An overview of the finalists for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2015. Read and find out more details about each finalist.

14 Mar 2016

How sustainable mobility contributes to the win of the European Green Capital Award?

Learn about Ljubljana, the winner of European Green Capital Award 2016, and the changes that had to be done by local authorities in order to win the award.

14 Feb 2016

Greek Cities use Intelligent Transport Systems

Eight Greek cities use Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in order to facilitate the transportations of citizens, reduce traffic congestion, minimize the environmental impact of transports, and prevent the risks of accidents.

14 Jan 2016

HSL provides sustainable mobility through open data, open APIs and open journey planner

Learn about Helsinki Region Transport (HSL), the development of Helsinki Region Transport SystemPlan (HLJ) and its open policy.

21 Dec 2015

Open European market for mobility services via an Optimodal platform: EU Travel

Learn about optimodality and the benefits of multimodal travel services.

14 Dec 2015

Telematics Systems: The case of Larissa

An overview of the project named "Integrated Telematics System for Passenger Dynamic Information and City Bus Automatic Ticket Issuance of LARISSA URBAN KTEL S.A." and how it could be a potential future link to GYM project.

13 Dec 2015

Three digital Master Keys: The beginning of smart electronic ticketing system in public transport in Attica

The Greek Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, Christos Spirtzis, announced the launch of smart electronic ticketing system in public transport in Attica.

Resource: Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks

12 Dec 2015

Do you live in Trikala? Join MyWay!

MyWay is a smartphone journey planning application for multi-modal travelling in the city of Trikala, Greece.

11 Dec 2015

How to meet people’s needs in order to make informed decisions and select their preferred transport mode everywhere at any time? IT-TRANS 2016

On the occasion of IT-TRANS 2016 Conference and Exhibition, a reference to the Intermodal Transport Control Systems (ITCS) and its importance is given.

10 Dec 2015

Think Green, Travel Smart – Think Smart, Travel Green: Smart Mobility Solutions for People and Cities, ECOMM 2016

A reference to the European Conference on Mobility Management in 2016 (ECOMM 2016) and its objectives.

09 Dec 2015

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) – The EU funds pilot projects of 1,3M€

What are Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)?

Which are the characteristics of the projects, that are being funded by European Commission in the field of C-ITS?

Source: 2015/S 213-387533, Europa Tenders

17 Nov 2015

Not just move, but green your move!

An article about the green house gas emissions and the environmentally friendly character of the GYM's journey planning platform.

10 Nov 2015

Plan your journey fast and easy

An overview of the existing journey planners in Europe.

30 Sep 2015

Transport consuming most energy in developed world

http://www.transportenvironment.org

Transport is the greatest consumer of energy in the developed world, consuming more than industry, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found for the second consecutive year. In the EU, transport still lags behind industry in total final energy consumption, but the gap is narrowing, and road transport’s continued reliance on oil is making the sector increasingly slow to embrace lower-emission energy.

 

21 Sep 2015

Low-carbon cities ‘a $17 trillion opportunity’

http://www.transportenvironment.org

New research has suggested that investing in public and low-emission transport could bring massive financial savings in addition to making a sizeable contribution to reducing greenhouse gases.

 

New research has suggested that investing in public and low-emission transport could bring massive financial savings in addition to making a sizeable contribution to reducing greenhouse gases.

 

The research is presented in a report Accelerating Low-Carbon Development in the World’s Cities by New Climate Economy, an offshoot of a seven-country economy and climate initiative involving three European states (UK, Norway and Sweden). It calculates that investing in public and low-emission transport, as well as efficiency and waste management in cities, could generate savings of $17 trillion (€15.2 trillion) by 2050, and cut 3.7 Gt CO2e in greenhouse gases by 2030. It describes low-carbon cities as ‘a $17 trillion opportunity worldwide’.

21 Sep 2015

Air pollution costing global economy €143bn – World Bank

http://www.transportenvironment.org

Air pollution is costing more than $160 billion (€143 billion) a year in lost productivity, according to new data released by the World Bank. The data also show that air pollution has its greatest impact in poorer countries.

 

The World Bank publishes its Little Green Data Book every year, charting the exposure to harmful pollutants in more than 200 countries. The analysis techniques used for this year’s edition have moved up a level in accuracy by separating micro-particles (PM2.5) from standard particulate matter (PM10), as PM2.5 penetrate deep into the human respiratory system and can cause severe illness.

 

Transport is one of the principal causes of air pollution, notably through diesel emissions. T&E has criticised the European Commission for failing to set emissions limits for construction equipment that are equivalent to existing limits on trucks. It has also highlighted that modern diesel cars are emitting up to 22 times more nitrogen oxides when driven on the road than the allowed limits in obsolete tests. Nitrogen dioxide causes a range of short-term health effects, like asthma, and longer-term effects including lung cancer. T&E also highlighted that modern gasoline direct injection engines emit more particle numbers than diesels.

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