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
News from the cable car project in Île-de-France
The 1st cable car of Île-de-France region will have small cabins, seating only 10 people. Is that enough? With less than 30 seconds between cabins, the capacity will be 1600 passengers per hour and per direction (greater than that of most bus routes.) Small cabins keep the #infrastructure compact, so that stations fit in the
110 million euros to launch the Paris Region’s first cable car.
In May 2021, Île-de-France Mobilités, the body in charge of transport in the Île-de-France region, signed a first contract worth 110 million euros with the group DOPPELMAYER France SAS (agent) / SPIE BATIGNOLLES GC / France TRAVAUX / EGIS RAIL / ATELIER SCHALL to design, build and maintain the Cable A service. The first cable
The T9 Tram or the launch of a safe, comfortable and totally accesible tramway service.
Since 10 April 2021, the T9 Tram has been carrying passengers from Porte de Choisy (in Paris) to Orly town centre (in Val-de-Marne) in 30 minutes and with 19 stops. The line is 10 kilometres long and goes through 6 towns. The Tram T9 has now replaced bus line 183, providing a faster and more
Île-de-France : €23 millions European subsidy for the purchase of electric buses and the conversion of depots to electricity and biomethane
Through this funding, the European Commission is supporting the commitment of Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP in the regional ecological transition strategy aimed in particular at converting all the bus depots (140) and a large part of the bus fleet to biomethane and electricity by 2025. This European aid, supplemented by €23 million in innovative funding
Véligo location: 10,000 electric bikes to rent all over Île-de-France
Île-de-France Mobilités has rounded off its cycling policy in the Île de France region with the launch of a new, long-term rental service, with 10,000 electric bikes for 40 euros a month for all residents in the region, as well as a grant for purchasers of new electric bikes. Context and origins of the service
Paris to trial all-night metro operation
All-night service on selected metro and tram lines in Paris is to be trialled later this year, Ile-de-France President Valérie Pécresse announced on April 13. To relaunch going out in Paris, I have decided to break a taboo and run transport 24 h a day, she tweeted the next day, along with the hashtag #ParisNeverSleeps.
EMTA members sign a declaration of intent to decarbonize public transport fleets
On June 8 members of European Metropolitan Transport Authorities gathered in a general meeting in Paris to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of EMTA. To seal this special meeting members of EMTA in presence of the national minister of transport in France Mrs Borne and Mrs Pécresse, president of Region Île de France, signed a Declaration
An electric bicycle (e-bike) rental service
Île-de-France Mobilités will launch a regional electric bicycle rental service for a period of one month to one year. This summer it launched a call for bids to make 20,000 e-bikes available to the inhabitants of Paris for a period of at least 6 months. Fifty percent of this service, to be provided for a
Testing of autonomous shuttles
Innovative public transport solutions will be gradually added to the existing offer, including the testing of autonomous vehicles on the Paris Esplanade in La Défense from June 29 to December 31, 2017, for the last kilometer of users’ commutes, where conventional buses cannot circulate. To carry out this testing in partnership with Defacto, a Public