A picture of the president of EMTA Katalin Walter and Deputy CEO of Tisséo Collectivités Vincent Georjon

Tisséo of Toulouse joins EMTA to become the 35th member of the association

EMTA is proud to welcome the public transport authority of Toulouse, Tisséo Collectivités, as its 35th member. Toulouse was approved as an EMTA member in the general meeting of the association, currently taking place in Kraków, Poland. “It is a great opportunity for us to learn from other public transport authorities in Europe and benefit

Warsaw will procure a new ticketing system

In about 3 years from now, passengers in the Warsaw metropolitan area will use a new ticketing system that will be quick, easy, comfortable and intuitive. The Public Transport Authority (ZTM) has just started the procedure to select a contractor for the project. “Setting up a new ticketing system is a very large, long-term and


Metropolitan Transport Company unanimously approved in Porto

On 3 November 2023, the Metropolitan Council of Porto approved the creation of the Metropolitan Transport Company. A new chapter opens for the region and reflects a commitment to improving mobility and quality of life. “A historic document” for Eduardo Vítor Rodrigues, president of the Porto Metropolitan Council (CMP), highlighting his role as mediator and

Katalin Walter is elected EMTA president for a two-year term

Delegates of the transport authorities for the largest European metropolitan areas met in Barcelona on 26 October 2023 for the 50th General Meeting of EMTA. They elected Katalin Walter as new EMTA president for a 2-year term. Ms Walter is the CEO of BKK (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ), the Transport Authority for Budapest. Delegates also voted

EMTA welcomes a new member: the Bucharest-Ilfov Public Transport Intercommunity Development Association (TPBI)

On 11 May 2023 at the Oslo General Meeting, TPBI formally joined EMTA as a new member. Founded in 2017, the Bucharest-Ilfov Public Transport Intercommunity Development Association is the public transport authority responsible for coordinating the largest public transport system in Romania, carrying 2.5 million passengers per day. TPBI contracts out the provision of tram,

EMTA welcomes a new member: Brussels Mobility

On 11 May 2023 at the EMTA General Meeting in Oslo, Brussels Mobility formally joined EMTA as a new member. Brussels Mobility is the organising authority in the Brussels Capital Region for: public transport (bus, tram and metro with the exception of trains which remains a federal responsibility) other modes of transport (active travel, individual

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“Public Transport is a Woman” in Warsaw

On 8 March 2023 – International Women’s Day – a conference titled „Public Transport is a Woman” was held at ZTM headquarters in Warsaw. The idea behind the event was to show that in a male-dominated industry such as public transport, women also demonstrate skills, clout and can effectively supervise and implement large projects. Women

Open ticketing in Finland – What was the impact of the 2017 Act on Transport Services?

In Helsinki this week, an EMTA delegation met with the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications together with HSL, the public transport authority for the Helsinki region. Open ticketing was central to the conversation, which coincides with the preparation of a European regulation on multimodal digital moblity services (MDMS) and with the evaluation of the

Warsaw : New metro stations on the second line and new metro trains from SKODA

Warsaw Metro is developing. The last eastern section of the second Metro line (M2) was completed on 28 September 2022. Targówek district residents gained three stations – Bródno, Kondratowicza and Zacisze. The second (of two existing) Metro lines in Warsaw connects Eastern and Western city parts, crossing the Vistula river underground. Its stations are recognized

EMTA welcomes a new member: Athens Urban Transport Organization S.A. (OASA SA)

On 21 Oct 2022 at the Vienna General Meeting, OASA formally joined EMTA as a new member. AOSA is the public transport authority responsible for planning, coordinating, and financing the largest public transport system in Greece. With nearly 120 staff, OASA coordinates the service provision by its subsidiary companies, the two transport operators STASY S.A