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New orientation for EU Transport Policy

Updated : July 3, 2006

The European Commission adopted on 22 June the orientation for the future EU transport policy. The objective of mobility growth control and modal shift from road and air to rail and waterborne modes described in the...

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Political agreement on the revised proposal for a regulation of PSO in public transport

Updated : July 3, 2006

The Council reached a political agreement on the revised proposal for a regulation on public service obligations for passenger transport services by rail and by road, published by EU Commission on 20 July 2005. The...

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The European Commission adopted the Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment

Updated : March 22, 2006

Following the communication "Towards a Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment", adopted in February 2004 EU commission adopted on 11 January 2006 the expected Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment –...

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EU Commission proposes clarification of EU rules on public-private partnerships

Updated : March 21, 2006

The European Commission has published in November 2005 a Communication with new policy options on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) that are agreementsbetween public authorities and businesses, whose aim is to carry...

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Attitudes towards car use in Great-Britain

Updated : March 21, 2006

In the framework of studies related to the impact of transport on climate change, the UK Department for Transport published an article describing attitudes towards car use in Great Britain and particularly analysing...

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New proposal for Euro 5 standards

Updated : March 21, 2006

The EU Commission presented on 22 December 2005 a new proposal for Euro 5 standards for new passenger cars and light vehicle emissions, aiming at improving air quality in Europe, especially in urban areas. Particles...

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EU Commission has launched the mid-term review of its transport policy

Updated : January 16, 2006

The European Commission will carry out over the coming months the mid-term review of the White Paper on "the European transport policy for 2010", that has been adopted in 2001. The objective of the mid-term review is...

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One step forward for the third railway package

Updated : November 27, 2005

EU Commission has adopted the thrid railway package on 3rd March 2004. It contains measures to revitalise the European railways. The package consists of a Communication, four legislative measures and a working...

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EU Parliament supports road safety targets

Updated : November 26, 2005

Ari Vatanen, member of the European Parliament presented a report on road safety in Europe, which points out that improvements in road safety come from a combination of safer drivers, safer cars and safer roads....

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UITP presented Mobility in Cities Database, illustrating current mobility worldwide

Updated : July 27, 2005

UITP, the international association of public transport, presented during Rome congress its last version of Mobility in Cities Database (MCD), gathering 120 mobility indicators in 50 cities across the world. This...

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