With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611
Prague City Cargo project
Companies Pražské služby, Huawei Technologies, Prague Public Transport together with Czech Technical University signed memorandum regarding preparation of Prague City Cargo project concept.
The Prague City Cargo project combines two main goals. The first is to verify the feasibility concept that would allow the transport of mixed municipal waste mainly by rail transport. The second objective is to find technical possibilities and ecologically friendly ways of temporarily preserving such waste before its energy or material utilization. The idea of the whole project is to create a special tram that would carry garbage in Prague at night. A trash tramway would probably have a chassis and electric equipment from an existing vehicle on which the container is attached.
Prague City Cargo project is in line with the Smart City concept that uses modern technology to improve the quality of city life. The transport of waste by rail transport appears to be a meaningful solution to relieve the over-sized metropolitan traffic burdened by exhalations in conventional shipment of garbage trucks while making good use of the existing tram network.
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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.
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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months