EMTA Newsletter – November 2023

  • 4 November 2023
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The EMTA conference marks the 25th anniversary of the association

On 25-27 October 2023, EMTA delegates gathered in Barcelona for their 50th general meeting hosted by ATM – the public transport authority for the Barcelona area. In a CEO-level panel debate, members explored various solutions for the funding of public transport in the years to come. Members elected a new board and president for the

Marco Gabusi, Grégoire de Lasteyrie, Carla Tavares, Dorthe Nøhr Pedersen, Anton  Fendert and Laurent Probst, signatories of the EMTA Barcelona Declaration on 27 October 2023
  • 27 October 2023
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The Barcelona Declaration highlights the special role of public transport authorities in creating a carbon free and sustainable metropolitan mobility system in Europe

In the declaration made on 27 October 2023 in Barcelona, EMTA members: The declaration was elaborated by the 34 EMTA members and endorsed by political representatives invited to the EMTA conference marking the 25th anniversary of the organisation: Press release

  • 26 October 2023
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Katalin Walter is elected EMTA president for a two-year term

Delegates of the transport authorities for the largest European metropolitan areas met in Barcelona on 26 October 2023 for the 50th General Meeting of EMTA. They elected Katalin Walter as new EMTA president for a 2-year term. Ms Walter is the CEO of BKK (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ), the Transport Authority for Budapest. Delegates also voted

  • 14 September 2023
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Improper MDMS regulation will fragment metropolitan public transport services

In an open letter to the EU Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean, EMTA reacts on open ticketing policy options that would impose on local rail services the rules designed for long distance rail services. EMTA alerts on the risk of fragmentation of the metrpolitan integrated public transport systems, used by millions of Europeans daily for their

  • 12 July 2023
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ZTM Warsaw working to protect buses from terror attacks

ZTM Warsaw together with 4 partners of the EU-funded SAFEBUS project presented their actions in a webinar today to the attention of EMTA members. The goal of the project is to create an Internet platform integrating solutions for the prevention of terrorist attacks, as well as training materials and procedures, online courses and an e-learning

  • 3 July 2023
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CO2 emissions targets on buses must not result in greater car use

In a position paper, EMTA members renew their support for the adoption of clean and zero-emission vehicles but emphasize the need for financial support and a nuanced approach to support the public transport sector through a rapid technology transition. The paper voices the concerns of public transport authorities (PTAs) across Europe about the proposed regulation

  • 16 May 2023
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EMTA welcomes a new member: the Bucharest-Ilfov Public Transport Intercommunity Development Association (TPBI)

On 11 May 2023 at the Oslo General Meeting, TPBI formally joined EMTA as a new member. Founded in 2017, the Bucharest-Ilfov Public Transport Intercommunity Development Association is the public transport authority responsible for coordinating the largest public transport system in Romania, carrying 2.5 million passengers per day. TPBI contracts out the provision of tram,

  • 16 May 2023
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EMTA welcomes a new member: Brussels Mobility

On 11 May 2023 at the EMTA General Meeting in Oslo, Brussels Mobility formally joined EMTA as a new member. Brussels Mobility is the organising authority in the Brussels Capital Region for: public transport (bus, tram and metro with the exception of trains which remains a federal responsibility) other modes of transport (active travel, individual

  • 6 April 2023
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400 data sharing ecosystems exist within the EU in the mobility sector

Halfway through its implementation, PrepDSpace4Mobility has successfully achieved its first objective of creating an inventory of European data ecosystems. An inventory of almost 400 data sharing initiatives was created by mapping existing data ecosystems in the mobility and logistics sector. 229 of those are available to be explored on an interactive map on the project’s