The new system is the result of close cooperation between the Commission, Eurocontrol and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in a joint effort to put in place the best possible enforcement tools for aviation safety.
The call has been launched for applications for this year’s CIVITAS Awards. Towns and cities have until 13 July 2018 to submit their entries and be in with a chance to win Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.
Today the European Commission is presenting an EU action plan to improve the security of rail passengers and staff in the EU by establishing a new cooperation and coordination framework. The goal is to prevent and respond to possible terrorist attacks targeting rail services by creating an effective cooperative environment and make recommendations that will help Member States coordinate rail security actions efficiently.
The winner of the 2018 Transformative Action Award will receive a prize of €10,000 to help initiate further transformative actions in the winner’s city or region.
A new measure introduced in Madrid as part of CIVITAS ECCENTRIC is helping older people there to better access transport services.
Today, the State of Geneva committed itself to become the first city to join the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Initiative that is part of the European Innovation Partnership in Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC). This Partnership, which is supported by the European Commission, brings together cities and regions, citizens, industries, SMEs, investors, researchers and other smart city actors. European cities like Hamburg, Helsinki and others have shown interest to also join still this year.
Urban traffic data is a crucial source of information for managing traffic flows and ultimately for improving the mobility of the public. Currently, the most common method used to acquire this is through commercial General Position Satellite (GPS) trackers installed in vehicles.
The European Commission has today adopted a proposal to coordinate safety rules for small passenger ships (length below 24 meters). It is the first time a common safety framework for all small passenger ships is presented at EU level.
Transportation is at the forefront of new applications being developed for smart cities in China. The pace of technological change has been rapid, with the Chinese government introducing new policies to create a favourable environment for smart transportation development.
The City of Groningen has been announced as the host of the 6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in 2019. The news was announced by Maja Bakran Marchich, deputy Director General of DG MOVE, during the closing plenary of the 5th SUMP conference.
The call deadline for cities to host the CIVITAS Forum Conference in 2019 has been extended! European cities interested in applying are invited to do so by 28 May 2018.
Despite more Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) support and knowledge appearing for local authorities in recent years, SUMP take-up has remained relatively slow. There is a requirement for a more systematic understanding of and support for SUMP development and implementation.
Society is slowly moving towards an era in which many things will be made available as a service, and the same applies to mobility.
From 25 – 27 April 2018 26 Ministers, 17 of which are from European Union Member States, and over 2,000 transport experts and decision-makers will join the TEN-T Days 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This year’s conference will focus on smart, sustainable and safe mobility on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and the appropriate investment in transport connectivity. In order to facilitate exchange and foster jobs and growth in the transport sector, TEN-T Days 2018 offers a new, dynamic format of bringing innovators of futuristic mobility solutions together with investors.
At the beginning of April, brand new minibuses were introduced into the public transport fleet in Klaipėda (Lithuania), one of the five CIVITAS PORTIS cities. A new e-ticketing system will also be utilised on the vehicles.
The Commission has presented today a new electronic tagging standard for better marine equipment safety. Manufacturers of marine equipment using the electronic tags will be better protected against counterfeiting and can offer their customers additional functions such as stock control. The new standard makes use of RFID (radio-frequency identification) and Data Matrix formatting.