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New European transport research program

Updated : April 3, 2005

The European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) exposed its strategic research program, underlining the importance of mobility improvement and reduction of noise and pollution. In the field of...

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Towards integration of electronic ticketing in The Netherlands

Updated : December 31, 2004

Five main Dutch operators are undertaking a huge e-ticketing integration project. To achieve this goal, the national railway company (NS), local urban transport operators GVB for Amsterdam, HTM for the Hague, RET for...

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First track for "LGV Est"

Updated : December 31, 2004

On 19th October, the first track of the new East-European high speed line has been laid in France. This new track measures 300 kilometers and commercial trains will run at 320 km/h. However, the track design is...

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Norway experiments competition in national rail services

Updated : December 31, 2004

In April 2004, Norwegian Ministry of Transport opened to competition a 123 km rail service linking Oslo, the capital city to Gjovik. This profitable route carries 1.4 million passengers per year. The objectives of...

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European Union Sustainable Development Strategy to be updated

Updated : December 31, 2004

In June 2001, the European Council at Göteborg discussed a strategy for Sustainable Development proposed by the European Commission : "a Sustainable Europe for a better world : A European strategy for Sustainable...

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New BEI funding agreement for urban transport in France

Updated : December 31, 2004

European Investment Bank, French Ministry of State for Transport and Caisse d’Epargne Group signed on September 23rd a protocol on public transport funding. This protocol, marking the installation of the Sustainable...

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The Council of Ministers welcomes the Commission’s strategy on urban environment

Updated : December 31, 2004

During the Council Meeting on October 14th, European Ministers of Environment adopted several conclusions on the strategy proposed by the Commission (see EMTA News n° 16). The Council supports the four priority themes...

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New European Commissioner for Transport

Updated : December 31, 2004

The new Commissioner for Transport, Mr Jacques Barrot (France) is replacing Ms Loyola de Palacio. Hearings of new commissioners by European MEP’s took place on September 29th in order to receive Parliament approval,...

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New European Transport Research Knowledge Centre available on the Internet

Updated : September 30, 2004

A new website, featuring summaries of 206 international, European and national research programmes in the field of transport, was launched in June. This site also contains a list of national government departments...

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New European Commissioner for Transport

Updated : September 30, 2004

José Manuel Barroso, the new president of the European Commission, announced on 12th August the composition of his team. Mr Jacques Barrot (France), who has been European Commissioner for regional policy since April...

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