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CIPTEC-project at its halfway mark. A progress report on the first 18 months of work.

Updated : November 15, 2016

CIPTEC (Collective Innovation for Public Transport in European Cities) is an EU Horizon 2020 project, addressing the challenge for “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” and a CIVITAS knowledge generating project in...

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When Stakeholders become Consultants – New ways to a Strategic Plan in Public Transportation

Updated : November 15, 2016

Just like most Transport Authorities and Public Transport officials the National Public Transport Authority of Israel wants to trigger the shift from private transportation to public transportation. To meet this...

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A new member of EMTA: Mallorca Transport authority

Updated : November 15, 2016

During the general meeting held in Warsaw on October 6, EMTA welcomed Consorci de Transports de Mallorca (CTM) as its 24th full member. CTM is responsible for public transport in bus, metro and train on the island of...

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Helsinki city bike scheme pedaling to success

Updated : November 15, 2016

City bikes were rolled out in the streets of Helsinki in May and they immediately gained huge popularity. This year, there were 500 bikes at 49 bike stations. Next year the number of bikes will increase to 1,500 and...

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Raide-Jokeri light rail link in the Helsinki region

Updated : November 15, 2016

In June, the Cities of Espoo and Helsinki approved the project plan for the first light-rail link in the Helsinki region called Raide-Jokeri. The light-rail line has been planned to mainly run in a dedicated lane...

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London’s contactless payment technology celebrates its second anniversary

Updated : November 15, 2016

September saw the second anniversary of Transport for London’s (TfL’s) customers being able to use contactless payment methods to pay for travel on Underground, rail and bus services across the city. TfL is the first...

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The Madrid Regional Government promotes the combined use of bicycles and public transport

Updated : November 15, 2016

The Madrid Regional Government, through the Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid (CRTM), continues to foster intermodality by the combined use of bikes and public transport. Recently, it has launched the REB...

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Green light for new Trafford Park Metrolink line, Manchester, UK

Updated : November 15, 2016

Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network is set to expand even further after plans for a new £350 million tram line through Trafford Park were given the green light this October 2016. Chris Grayling, Secretary of State...

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Montréal completes a strategic reflection on fare structure

Updated : November 15, 2016

Public transit users in Montréal, Canada have benefitted from a regional integrated fare scheme since 1998. Monthly pass holders can get unlimited rides on commuter rail, metro, express and regular bus services...

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A few months from a new regional transit authority in Montréal

Updated : November 15, 2016

Within a few months, the entire public transit scene in Montréal region will be transformed. A new governance model will be put into effect on June 1st, 2017. Two new organizations will be created: the regional transit...

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