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From June 2022 regional routes are integrated throughout the whole of the central Bohemian region

Updated : July 29, 2022

From 12 June 2022 the common integrated transport system of Prague and the Central Bohemian Region will cover the whole of the Central Bohemian Region. With the integration of the last two regions, all suburban...

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Catch up with the EIT MobilityTalks on Multimodal Digital Mobility Services

Updated : July 7, 2022

EMTA Secretary general Alexandre Santacreu commented on MaaS in the latest EIT MobilityTalk on 7 July 2022. The event was focussed on the building blocks for the development and deployment of multimodal digital...

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A new deal for SYTRAL in Lyon

Updated : July 4, 2022

In Lyon, the public transport authority SYTRAL is leading remarquable changes: a wider area of competence, now covering 3200 km² an expected new fare system to cover this wider territory, a more stable governance, at...

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SYTRAL introduces contactless bank card payments in Lyon

Updated : July 4, 2022

The new service introduced on 30 May 2022 allows the use of contactless bank card or any connected object as a ticket for travel on the entire TCL network (bus, metro, tram, funicular, P+R). Present your contactless...

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RMV introduces a 25% discount on fares with a loyalty card

Updated : June 10, 2022

In and around Frankfurt, passengers will be able to save 25% with a new discount from January 2023. The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) Supervisory Board approved the plans at its meeting on 8 June. The discount can...

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Public transport needs a financial safety net in the Netherlands

Updated : June 10, 2022

At present in the Netherlands, some 20% fewer people are travelling by public transport than in 2019. Transport operators and authorities, including the Rotterdam Den Haag Metropolitan Region (MRDH), are far from...

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Open letter: Protect the legal framework for public transport services or undermine the Green Deal

Updated : May 17, 2022

The PSO regulation (EC 1370/2007) is the legal framework for the public transport sector in Europe. In draft interpretative guidelines circulated in December 2021, the European Commission suggests the adoption of a...

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Catch up with the EMTA - POLIS - UITP press conference “Why the European Commission’s proposed deregulation of Public Transport is flawed?”

Updated : May 16, 2022

With draft interpretative guidelines for the PSO regulation (No 1370/2007), the European Commission considers “open access” as the default solution for urban public transport. Yet other cities in the world have...

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Sofia transport authority joins EMTA network

Updated : May 6, 2022

EMTA welcomes the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre (SUMC) as new member of the association. SUMC is procuring public transport services from 3 municipal and 2 private operators, offering the 1.5m inhabitants of Sofia the...

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Help - not hinder - public transport’s ability to deliver Green Deal Goals!

Updated : May 5, 2022

In a joint statement on the proposed revision of the interpretative guidelines on Regulation (EC) No 1370 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road (‘PSO regulation’), a broad coalition of transport...

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