Unleashing the Potential of Public transport in Europe as the backbone of urban mobility: UPPER has launched!

UPPER is a new project funded under the Horizon Europe Program of the European Commission and coordinated by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). It aims to lead the transition towards a zero-emission mobility which will become the cornerstone of climate neutrality by 2030, in line with the goal of Cities Mission and the

The transport authority of the metropolitan area of Lisbon LTMA, has been settled

It entered service since July 2009. The main first missions of the Authority are the Bill of Transport for the metropolitan area of Lisbon, the elaboration of the urban mobility plan and the mobility survey. In the next years, the major topic will be the implementation of the regulation 1370/2007 on passenger services by rail

New service provision in Lisbon

In order to better take into account mobility needs of citizens and to reverse the current trend (32% fall in patronage in 15 years), Carris, the State owned company operating Lisbon public transport networks, is significantly changing the structure of its surface network. The new proposed network: will work in tandem with the rail networks,

Carris : reduced financial losses and transfer to the cityof Lisbon in the pipe

Carris, the state-owned company operating the bus, tramways and funiculars of the Portuguese capital city expects losses of €6 million in 2003, after a record deficit of €90 million in 2002. The company plans to cut 1,200 jobs, out of a total of 4,000, by 2005, so as to curb its deficits, and thus its